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'The chaos point' argues that we are at a critical point in history, one in which resources are fast being depleted, hundreds of millions live in crushing poverty, and local choices have global impact. Laszlo says society can either break down or break through to a new future by making different choices--choices he outlines in the book--Provided
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Published May 3rd 2006 by Hampton Roads Publishing Company (first published 2006)
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The Chaos Point starts with the warning that society is headed for Breakdown, a scenario in which: the 'haves' and the'have-nots' become more polarised; violence and organised crime increase, as does military conflict and expenditure at the expense of investments in health and environmental care; dramatic famines an
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This book examines the the fundamental questions of "whats next and where do we go from here" from his point that we are just now exiting the iron age and a "universal butterfly effect". Compiling surveys trends,with systems philosophy and general evolution theory he show how we got here and ambitiously lays out a plan to avoid total economic collapse by offering global strategic solutions for continued renewal.
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Ervin Laszlo is a systems philosopher, integral theorist, and classical pianist. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he has authored more than 70 books, which have been translated into nineteen languages, and has published in excess of four hundred articles and research papers, including six volumes of piano recordings.

Dr. Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy

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