Session: Introduction to Systems Thinking:
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1st half of class: A systems approach to crisis. Read Mitroff, Chs 3, 4, 6 and 7. Skim Ch 5;
2nd half of class: A systems approach to resilience: The Concept of "Organic" and at least one of the following: (a) Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed; (b) Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma; (c) Bill McKibben, Eaarth (d) Michael Lewis, The Big Short.
Question: How resilient are our micro- and macro- economic, political and ecological systems? How do we handle crisis?