20 Feb '12, 4pm

Can Our Failing Economic Systems Mimic Ecosystems For Survival?

Absolutely, first, ecosystems and economic systems, while having some differences, are basically the same kind of complex system – lots of players, lots of interactions, the inputs, outputs and flows of energy and materials. The players in both kinds of systems engage in lots of exchanges, competition and cooperation (think bees, honey and pollination). In pre-historical times there was no distinction – humans functioned within a forest or savannah as hunters, gatherers or herders. The divide started with the onset of large-scale agriculture and continued thereafter. By the industrial revolution (e.g. the age of fossil fuels) the divorce was complete.

Full article: http://ecopreneurist.com/2012/02/20/can-our-failing-econo...

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