The world faces a set of risks that feel both wholly new and eerily familiar. The Global Risks Report 2023 explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade. As we stand on the edge of a low-growth and low-cooperation era, tougher trade-offs risk eroding climate action, human development and future resilience.

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Sep 08 2023

Degrowth: The awakening of consciousness before an alternative

by Juan Ignacio Marin in….It is important to emphasize that the ideals of degrowth do not advocate a defense of economic poverty, but rather call...
Aug 25 2023

How Musk, Thiel, Zuckerberg, and Andreessen—four billionaire techno-oligarchs—are creating an alternate, autocratic reality

by Jonathan Taplin in Vanity Fair…..In an excerpt from his new book, The End of Reality, the author warns about the curses of AI and transhumanism, presenting the...
Aug 10 2023

Economics for the future – Beyond the superorganism

by NJ Hagens in Ecological Economics….Our environment and economy are at a crossroads.

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Jul 06 2023

The Superorganism V. The Doughnut

by Nate Hagens in The Great Simplification…..Increasingly, these shortfalls in both ecological and social well-being of the current economic system are becoming...
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Jun 20 2023

Why it seems everything we knew about the global economy is no longer true

by Patricia Cohen in The New York Times…While the world’s eyes were on the pandemic, China and the war in Ukraine, the paths to prosperity and shared interests...
Jun 18 2023

The global polycrisis reflects a civilizational crisis that calls for systemic alternatives

By Zack Walsh, Polycrisis Transition Consultancy…A review of emerging definitions of polycrisis within cognate bodies of scientific literature exploring societal...
Jun 16 2023

Global tech supply chains are as complex as a circuit board

by Brendan O’Connor in Instick….The logic of the Palo Alto System that Stanford developed in breeding horses — that is, the logic of capital, articulated as...
May 29 2023

Climate shocks are making parts of America uninsurable. It just got worse.

by Christopher Flavelle in The New York Times….The largest insurer in California said it would stop offering new coverage. It’s part of a broader trend of...
May 29 2023

Puerto Rico: A U.S. territory in crisis

by Amelia Cheatham and Diana Roy in Council on Foreign Relations…Puerto Rico is a political paradox: part of the United States but distinct from it, enjoying...
May 26 2023

‘In a lot of the world, the clock has hit midnight’: China is calling in loans to dozens of countries from Pakistan to Kenya

By Bernard Condon, Fortune….Poor countries have been hit with foreign currency shortages, high inflation, spikes in unemployment and widespread hunger before, but...