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HOMO ECONOMICUS

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Planet Earth 

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This book examines the validity of eight thousand years of social, political, religious and economic thought and the institutions that arose from that thought. It separates out those originating presuppositions we have believed to be "inherent truths" we are now discovering were built on non-sustainable ecological flaws. It asks us to move beyond. 

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It is a book that will change the way you think about our planet and your life on it

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BEGINNING of BOOK:

The problems in the world today are so enormous they cannot be solved with the level of thinking that created them.

Albert Einstein

 

Contents

FOREWORD

Introduction -    Two Perspectives

 

Summary Foreword

We are being faced with an existential threat. There is the possibility of extinction. And unlike threats in the past to all forms of life on this planet, this one will not be determined by a random meteorite/asteroid or natural planetary happening. It will be species' self-inflicted. Where did we go wrong? Could it be that certain elements in our thought process, laboriously pieced together over the centuries beginning with the bronze iron agricultural age are now working against us? And if so, what are those elements? Finally the question: How could we, the most clever and brilliant primate ever to evolve be bringing this upon ourselves? Is it that we have a self-destructive genetic psychotic/neurotic cranial imperfection? And if that is the reason, at what stage of our evolution did the imperfection occur? And finally, do we have the ability to move away from our imperfection? 

 

Chapters

# 1    A Lesson from Socrates

         Part I          Flash of a firefly in the night 

         Part II         When Lies become truths 

         Part III        Religious and Sophistic behavior in the 21st Century

# 2    A Warning from Sigmund Freud

# 3    The Anthropomorphic God of Abraham

         Part I          Yahweh

         Part II         Dancing with the Devil in defiance of Cosmic Order

# 4    Human Civilization - The Future

         Part I          Our Ecological Dilemma

         Part II         The Journey from Wasps and Ants to Bonobos, Apes and                                      Chimpanzees to Homo Australopithecus and Homo                                                Neanderthalensis and then to Homo sapiens

         Part III         Homo economicus we have all become

         Part IV        “longue durée”

         Part V         Thought Periods

         Part VI         Ecologically Destructive Institutions 

         Part VII        The Bridge     

         Part VIII       Survival

         Part IX         Population Growth

         Part X         Tipping Points - Next Three Generations

         Part XI        The Ecological Threat from Islam 

         Part XII        Freedom

         Part XIII       A New Axial Age ? 

         Part XIV       Egyptian Reflections on our Future 

# 5    A Clue from the Monastery at Nag Hammadi

# 6    Back to Lascaux

         Part I           Co-Creation in the Dordogne

         Part II          Richard Tarnas - Nature's unfolding truth

# 7   The Sumerian Problem

         Part I            Scripture

         Part II           Beyond Scripture

# 8    A Dangerous Zero Sum Game—The "Chicago School" vs the Planet

         Part I             From Adam Smith to Milton Friedman to Alan Greenspan

         Part II            George Soros

         Part III           The Increase in the Emissions of CO2 and a Methane                                             Hydrate Feedback Loop                                                                        Part IV            An Economic Solution for the Emissions of CO2 and a                                          Methane Hydrate Feedback Loop   

# 9    Forging a New Global Ethic for Planetary Survival -

         “The Tragedy of The Commons”

#10   Reinventing the Sacred in the Age of the Cosmos

         Part I            Hebraic vs Hellenic Thought

         Part II           The Enlightenment - Materialistic Determinism

         Part III          Our Industrial Civilization

         Part IV          Our Future

         Part V           The War between the Rational and the Irrational Mind

 

SOME CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON RELIGIOUS THOUGHT

 

ADDENDUMS – The New God of Today’s Oligarchs

                            Joseph Campbell’s MONOMYTH

Appendix # I

Looking Back on the Limits of Growth

Appendix # II

An Open Letter to Paul Krugman

 

         

A warning from:  Richard Leakey

I have always been fascinated by the lives of the Leakeys.

The Leaky family were prime movers in establishing a tradition of palaeoanthropological inquiry. I visited the Leakey museum at the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania in 1983. There I met Mary. Among her many accomplishments was the discovery of the Laetoli footprints; proof that hominids walked upright as far back as 3.6 million years ago. Richard Leakey followed in the footsteps of his famous father. He began his work searching for fossils in the mid 1960s. His team unearthed a nearly complete 1.6-million-year-old skeleton in 1984 that became known as "Turkana Boy," then the first known early human with long legs, short arms and a tall stature.

Richard Leakey's following 2012 statement which I recorded in my journal has far reaching implications for the future of our species:

Huff Post by FRANK ELTMAN 05/26/12

Evolution Debate Soon Will Be History

Richard Leakey

"We may be on the cusp of some very real disasters. If you look back, the thing that strikes you, if you've got any sensitivity, is that extinction is the most common phenomena. Extinction is always driven by environmental change. Environmental change is always driven by climate change. Man is now accelerating, if not creating, planet change phenomena; I think we have to recognize that the future is by no means a very rosy one."