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Date: 2018-12-18 Page is: DBtxt001.php L070-SS-STREAMS-STRANDS-STRINGS


STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS
THE FLOWS THROUGH THE SOCIO-ENVIR0-ECONOMIC SYSTEM
THE LINKS BETWEEN ALL THE CAPITALS

ADVERTISING
Most advertising is done to make customers buy products and services. Very little advertising is used to inform people about things that are important, but more usually to misinform the public in ways that are all about more sales and profits for the advertisers. This is important because the consumption driven economic model is unsustainable with more and more degradation of natural capital. Advertising is also used more and more to influence elections, and is doing serious damage to the democratic process.
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AGRICULTURE / CROPS
Agriculture / Farming is one of the very large users of land, water and a major cause of degraded natural systems and source of pollution
Open L0700-SS-Agriculture-Crop-Farming
AGRICULTURE / DAIRY FARMING
Agriculture / Farming is one of the very large users of land, water and a major cause of degraded natural systems and source of pollution
Open L0700-SS-Agriculture-Dairy-Farming
ARMS TRAFFICKING
If there is profit to be made, there will be people who will do it. This is one of the issues that is central to the dysfunction of the modern global socio-enviro-economic system that has alevated profit and money wealth as the dominant proxy for success. Making money doing good is fine ... but making money on top of evil is not!
TPB Note: In 2000 I was attempting to address the question of community poverty on top of immense natural wealth ... and in Liberia the use of diamonds that were being trafficked out of the country in order to pay for guns, bullets and pay for soldiers under the Charles Taylor regime. Fortunately I escaped with my life, but it was far too close for comfort!
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BUILDING-MATERIALS
BUILDING MATERIALS flow into CONSTRUCTION. They have one sort of impact on the environment during their production, and another sort of impact on the environment during rheir life, which may be many years or decades.
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BUSINESS-ORGANIZATIONS
Business organizations have been one of the most important drivers of socio-economic progress over the last 200 years. They have responded to profit motivation but not so much to the issue of the associated environmental degradation. Business organizations more than any other segment of the socio-enviro-economic system must change to make the world a better place.
Open L0700-SS-BUSINESS-ORGANIZATIONS
CLIMATE
The risks associated with climate change are being ignored by too many important decision makers in part because they are not being accounted for in an effective way.
Open L0700-SS-CLIMATE
CLIMATE-CHANGE-GHG
Though there is more understanding now than in, say 2010, of the vital importance of GHG in the atmosphere in relation to climate instability, the scale of the risk is still not fully appreciated.
Open L0700-SS-CLIMATE-CHANGE-GHG
CONSTRAINTS
Good ideas are often stopped by constraints. Remove constraints and amazing results can be achieved. Quite small constraints can mean failure of otherwise good projects.
Open L0700-SS-CONSTRAINTS
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
DRUG TRAFFICKING
If there is profit to be made, there will be people who will do it. This is one of the issues that is central to the dysfunction of the modern global socio-enviro-economic system that has alevated profit and money wealth as the dominant proxy for success. Making money doing good is fine ... but making money on top of evil is not!
Open L0700-SS-DRUG-TRAFFICKING
EDUCATION
Open L0700-SS-EDUCATION
ENERGY
Open L0700-SS-ENERGY
ENVIRONMENT
Open L0700-SS-ENVIRONMENT
FISH AND SEAFOOD
Open L0700-SS-FISH-AND-SEAFOOD
FOOD
Open L0700-SS-FOOD
HEAVY INDUSTRY
Heavy industry has enabled materialism and a higher quality of life, but has also been a massive polluter of the environment consumer of natural capital in many different forms
Open L0700-SS-Heavy-Industry
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
If there is profit to be made, there will be people who will do it. This is one of the issues that is central to the dysfunction of the modern global socio-enviro-economic system that has alevated profit and money wealth as the dominant proxy for success. Making money doing good is fine ... but making money on top of evil is not!
Open L0700-SS-HUMAN-TRAFFICKING
WAGES
Maybe the most important part of the socio-enviro-economic system is the 'wage' component. Everyone needs access to money in order to purchase basic needs, and then more to have a decent quality of life. Money may come from inherited wealth, but mostly money comes from income / wages associated with employment. The availability of employment is a complex issue, and what has happened in the past gives little guidance to what needs to happen in the future.
Open L0700-SS-WAGES
INFRASTRUCTURE
Open L0700-SS-CLIMATE
KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge has been a major driver of progress in all of history, but especially in the last 200 years. There is more knowledge now than ever before about the big things like the universe and the tiny things that are important in the functioning of life itself. All of this is amazing. The challenge is to use it in the best possible way and for the right reasons.
Open L0700-SS-KNOWLEDGE
LABOR / JOBS / EMPLOYMENT
LAND
LIFESTYLE
Open L0700-SS-LIFESTYLE
LOGISTICS
Logistics have become an important part of the modern global economic system, combining huge improvements in the efficiency of the physical components of the system ... ports, cranes, ships, aircraft ... and the information technology that has made it possible to manage the system in a reliable manner.
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MANAGEMENT
Open L0700-SS-MANAGEMENT
MANAGEMENT-GOALS
Open L0700-SS-MANAGEMENT-GOALS
MANAGEMENT-METRICS
Open L0700-SS-MANAGEMENT-METRICS
MEDIA / JOURNALISM
Free and open journalism is an important component of a successful society ... recognized, for example in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. When good journalism disappears, society suffers. Where any particular segment of society controls the press and access to meaningful information whether it is business or politicians, the public at large pay the price. Social media and technology have challenged long established norms and many unintended and undesirable consequences are becoming increasingly apparent.
Open L0700-SS-MEDIA-JOURNALISM
MILITARISM / MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX
Open L0700-SS-MILITARISM
MINING
Mining is the first link in many supply chains. Large scale mining has huge environmental consequences, not to mention in many case, major social disruption
Open L0700-SS-MINING
Open L0700-SI-MINING
MONEY
Money has become the essential lubricant of the modern socio-enviro-economic system ... but at the same time it has become a dangerous constraint on getting done what needs to be done.
Open L0700-SS-MONEY
Open L0700-SI-BANKING-FINANCIAL-SERVICES
Open L070-ML-MONEY-LIQUIDITY
HYDROGEN ECONOMY
Open L0700-SS-HYDROGEN-ECONOMY
NITROGEN CYCLE / BIOCHEMICAL FLOWS
Open L0700-SS-NITROGEN-CYCLE
ORGANIZATIONS
More than anything else, ORGANIZATIONS are the most efficient way to get things done
Open L0700-SS-ORGANIZATIONS
PEOPLE
People are the most important part of the world we live in. Their happiness should be the main goal of all economic activity, and this should be done with the minimum of damage to natural capitlal.
Open L0700-SS-PEOPLE
PHARMACEUTICALS
The technology is impressive, but the industry is being driven far too much by profit maximization and stockholder benefit than for the best outcomes for people needing medication. This is a very sad state of affairs that must be addressed as a high priority. Good pain killers have morphed into opioid addiction and a tragic health crisis with in excess of 40,000 opioid related deaths in the USA in 2017
Open L0700-SS-PHARMACEUTICALS
PHOSPHOROUS CYCLE / BIOCHEMICAL FLOWS
Open L0700-SS-PHOSPHOROUS-CYCLE
POLLINATION
An essential link in the reproduction of most plant life
Open L0700-SS-POLLINATION
POLLUTION
Open L0700-SS-POLLUTION
POTENTIAL
Open L0700-SS-POTENTIAL
POWER
Open L0700-SS-POWER
PRODUCTS
Open L0700-SS-PRODUCTS
PROFITS
Open L0700-SS-PROFITS
SEWER
Open L0700-SS-SEWER
SUPPLY-CHAIN
Open L0700-SS-SUPPLY-CHAIN
TAXATION
Open L0700-SS-TAXATION
TECHNOLOGY
Open L0700-SS-TECHNOLOGY
TOXINS
Open L0700-SS-TOXINS
TRADE
Economic theory is clear. Trade adds value. Without trade or exchange, there will be shortage or surplus that does not move giving rise to value destruction. There can be, however, significant disruption with trade, and one group getting more benefit than the other group.
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TRANSACTIONS
Open L0700-SS-TRANSACTIONS
TRANSPORT
Open L0700-SS-TRANSPORT
TREES
Open L0700-SS-TREES
WATER
Open L0700-SS-WATER




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