Many different systems develop gradually and then enter a period of rapid change and eventually emerge in a new state of quasi-stability. We can track change from the states of take-off to acceleration and stabilization
Water which can easily be seen as the most valuable resource on Earth is in many places treated as if it did not have any value at all. But the scarcity of water globally - where and when it is needed - is an increasing economic reality that will likely change the nature of the value we ascribe to water in the coming decades.
Water flows through almost every part of our economies and everything we do. It connects, agriculture, health, energy, food, environment, and conflict. Of all the domains to an economy, it is likely to be the most resistant to a reductionist approach to management.
Water, being deeply interconnected with almost all aspects of economic development, is both one of the greatest opportunities and probably the greatest threat to global economic development in the 21st Century.
Short video giving an overview of our environmental management paper. Ecosystems management can no longer be an ad hoc solution patched onto the side of the economy, this new context requires that it become a central part of what the economy is and does.
What would a functional financial system look like that is normalized for an age of information, globalization, and works for the economy and society? In our paper on financial systems innovation, we trace out the past, present, and future of the financial system, in an attempt to answer this question.
Legal systems in a network society is our paper that explores the evolution of legal systems as we move into the information age; more specifically the paper is focused on an analysis of how legal systems will need to evolve in the coming decades if they are to achieve alignment with the emerging next-generation internet.