At the United Nations recently, I was deeply discouraged to see a world faced with unparalleled challenges being offered partial, piecemeal and disconnected solutions to this or that particular crisis, whether in energy, food, poverty, resource degradation, water shortage, economic collapse, terrorism, or climate change.

What was patently missing – both in the analysis and in the solutions offered – was any understanding of the common disease underlying the symptoms of the deep malaise that threatens our collective wellbeing and survival. In fact, not only will many of the solutions offered, ...


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