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Allan Lasser

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Whole Earth Discipline

Book dates itself to 2009, and there it is fully fixed. I wonder what Earth Policy Institute guy thinks about this book. It’s very Obama era thinking, very technocratic thinking.

Brand makes these arguments without really reckoning with the social/cultural aspects that make these projects difficult right now. There’s still huge headwinds preventing transition, including pandemic induced economic shocks and political instability.

How are we doing at any of these goals stated in the book?

What conditions is the army corp preparing for? Are they ahead or behind of the best predictions?