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Wicked Problems by Robert W. "Doc" Hall (Video 6 minutes)
We will be doing more about wicked problems on this blog. A comment about the video: at the end, Jose the owner of the restaurant said that his wicked problem at the time was disposing of grease from his restaurant. The problem becomes much more extensive because it relates to the problem of water supply and sewage in a small town, and especially during a draught, but we did not want to take up 5 more minutes of video time drawing this out with Jose.

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http://compression.org/wicked-problems/

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Video: Coffee With Doc: EDUCE, Blog: by Jack Ring: Education that Learns http://bit.ly/2od8jJU

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What We're Reading: The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts by Joe Earle, Cahal Moran, and Zach Ward-Perkins http://bit.ly/2oAyjBv

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Blog: "A Direction in the Chaos" and Video: "Stalking Dinner"
http://compression.org/a-direction-in-the-chaos/

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What We're Reading - Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason
http://compression.org/postcapitalism-guide-future-paul-mason/

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Re-Balancing Ourselves by Robert W. "Doc" Hall (Video and Blog Post)

Previous posts referred to a broad swath of environmental degradation undermining our consumptive way of life. Issues are global, but vary by location. Some of us don't want to accept that this is happening; others are engaged in so many little initiatives that no one can know of them all. Another post also addressed progress toward a different system.

We'd all like to see a clear picture of that future system. We know that it is a much more localized system of doing, with people doing more for themselves, more local circular economies. Attempts to do so, like Homo Deus, are enlightening because they consider how we must change, and not just how technology may change. However, no one can foresee in detail what 2050 might look like. Instead, just go toward a new objective and a new system will evolve.

Objective: Preserve essential life, as a system. Human life depends on the health of all other life, so we can't abuse the system supporting us forever.

A big social movement appears to be under way, beyond technical changes in our present way of life. People are beginning to do and think differently, seeking a new objective. Effective people - and societies - balance their yin and yang - their reflection and their action. The yin is adopting a new direction, constantly probing whether we are going where we need to go. The yang is getting off your butt, and actually doing.

(To keep reading, watch the video, and to join the discussion, click below)
http://compression.org/re-balancing-ourselves/

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What We're Reading Blog Post by by Robert W. "Doc" Hall - Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Harari and Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care by Gilbert Welch
http://compression.org/homo-deus-and-less-medicine-more-health/

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Coffee With Doc Hall & Maria Morgan, Redefining Progress & Success. Can We Make Human Progress? (6 minute Video and Blog Post)
http://compression.org/can-make-human-progress/

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What We're Reading: Surviving the Future by David Fleming and Shaun Chamberlin, The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly, and From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady State Economy by Herman Daly
http://compression.org/surviving-the-future-the-inevitable-and-from-uneconomic-growth-to-a-steady-state-economy/
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