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This is a nice basic text about systems. The layout is clear. The diagrams are helpful. The volume is an introduction. Much of it overlaps with what is in The Limits to Growth The 30Year Update but without the specific focus. The opening chapters here I felt could have been boiled down, I found myself skipping and sliding over paragraphs, but if you completely new to systems thinking the slow pace is probably helpful.
In chapter four Meadows argues that one of the reasons why economic modelling i
it was amazing
Ever read a book that you’re sad to finish because you borrowed it from the library, rather than bought it? Also, you were sad you couldn’t write notes in the margins or highlight passages? Yeah, that’s this right here.
This is essential reading for anyone, and I say that without hyperbole. You should do it especially if you’re in business, technology, or policy (god, especially policy) but also just generally if you live on this planet and care about a thing. I think perhaps it puts a lot of pe
The world is unspeakably complex and unfortunately our inferior lizard-evolved brains are nowhere near capable of comprehending this. The world is complex and that is why our Hollywood movies have sucky plots, our politicians say idiotic things that idiotic people believe, and the word “accurate economist” is an oxymoron.
So here is the progression/evolution of a man who learns about the complexity of the world. He starts by watching Hollywood movies and Fox News and thinks that the world is bla