It doesn't hurt that David is based in Dublin. Ireland just went through an economic beating ahead of us all. He's part of an organization named Feasta, advises government there, and runs his own business called "Human Systems Consulting".
We talk about two of his papers that explain why fragile systems, from the economy to the environment, could fall apart much faster than we think.
Here are the two papers we discuss:
1. "Trade-Off: Financial System Supply-Chain Cross-Contagion: a study in global systemic collapse"
This paper is available free from feasta.org here.
The second is: "Catastrophic Shocks Through Complex Socio-Economic Systems: A Pandemic Perspective"
Download that paper as a free .pdf file here.
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