The world is a complex, interconnected, finite, ecological–social–psychological–economic system . We treat it as if it were not, as if it were divisible, separable, simple, and infinite. Our persistent, intractable global problems arise directly from this mismatch.
In many respects, the Second World War was a continuation of the First, a conflict triggered by the mismatch between industrial power and imperial reach.Chapter 4, The Colour Of Money, p. 150
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