bartlett expo law

the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function – Al Bartlett


via Kate Raworth‘s doughnut econ

which i think she (as we all do – hence barlett’s law).. the potential on p 231

there are of course no easy answers. it will take some decades of experiments and experience to come up w smart solutions given that this problem has been brewing for so long.. t.. which is precisely why it deserves far more attention and analysis now..

it won’t take decades if we’re brave enough to go deeper.. to let go..  for (blank)’s sake


Exponential Function

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virus noticings

ie: leaping to a nother way to live is possible

bartlett expo law

seth on opp to leap et al.. virus ness teaching us expo ness

jordon on crisis into opp


Al Bartlett:


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yaneer on expo ness and virus ness

Yaneer Bar-Yam (@yaneerbaryam) tweeted at 7:21 AM on Thu, Apr 23, 2020:
If policy makers turn to experts, they should recognize the difference between those who study flu (endemic disease) and those who study deadly outbreaks (Ebola, SARS, etc). The latter know that a virus can be completely extinguished when exponential growth turns to decline

yaneer on complexity