from the: Complexity in Ecological Systems Series
The result is a much-needed blueprint for a cost-effective management regime, one that makes problem-solving efforts themselves sustainable over time. The authors demonstrate that long-term, cost-effective resource management can be achieved by managing the contexts of productive systems, rather than by managing the commodities that natural systems produce.}
Space Monkey/ Author’s Comments: This book was pivotal in a major thinking shift for me. It laid out Systems Thinking and Came right out from the beginning as a completely unapologetic and straightforward look at what Sustainability actually means, what it requires and what the standard “Go Green” rhetoric is failing to grasp. This book gives structure to the framing of the big picture.
Oddly enough, half way into this book I came to the realization that the “values” I held as far as environmentalism and sustainability were actually at odds with the political views culturally assigned to them. Systems Theory and understanding of the risks that come with Overly-Complex Hierarchies turned me so “liberal” I became “conservative”…. now that makes no sense huh?
Yup Libertarian it is then. Hard to deny it now. 🙂