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Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future Alexander, S. & McLeod, A. (eds.), Simplicity Institute, Melbourne, 2014, 244pp + xxiv It is well known that context plays an important role in so many situations. In this case two external factors profoundly affected how... Read More

Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation, Simplicity Institute, Melbourne, 2013, xvii + 179 pp   Among the most dramatic and consequential fractures in the world today are perhaps not so much those that arise from the age-old dilemmas of race, religion, poverty and ... Read More

The Limits of Power – The End of American Exceptionalism, Black Inc, Melbourne, 2008 It has been clear for some years that the USA is a nation in denial. It neither recognises the internal dilemmas this creates nor takes any responsibility for the growing global consequences. M... Read More

Information Management for the Intelligent Organisation: The Art of Scanning the Environment, American Society for Information Science/Information Today, Medford, NJ, USA, 1995. 255 pp, US $35 A few years ago I did some work for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), helping t... Read More

Engines of Creation, Doubleday, New York, 1986 One of the most stimulating and provocative books to appear in recent years is Eric Drexler's Engines of Creation. Here the author makes an impressive attempt to set out an agenda for understanding and regulating the development and ... Read More

Now or Never. A Sustainable Future for Australia? Quarterly Essay #31, 2008, Black Inc., Melbourne Somewhere I have a copy of a book called “The Way Out: Radical Alternatives for Australia”. Its main theme is that the commune movement of the 1960s provided an escape route fro... Read More

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