Reference: Psychological Roots of Over-Consumption

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The psychological roots of resource over-consumption

Nate Hagens, 11 May 2011

Chapter from Fleeing Vesuvius

Humans have an innate need for status and for novelty in their lives. Unfortunately, the modern world has adopted very energy- and resource-intensive ways of meeting those needs. Other ways are going to have to be found as part of the move to a more sustainable world.

Phi Beta Iota: Buckminster Fuller understood the centrality of time/energy, but he did not grasp the psychological roots of collective self-destruction.  This is an extraordinary article in every possible way.  Strategic Analytics & Smart Nations are a solution.

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