The Age of the Unthinkable
Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What to Do About ItBook - 2009
Today the very ideas that made America great imperil its future. Our plans go awry and policies fail. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to improve lives, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions made to stem a financial crisis guarantee its worsening. Environmental strategies to protect species lead to their extinction. The traditional physics of power has been replaced by something radically different. In The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo puts forth a revelatory new model for understanding our dangerously unpredictable world. Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, psychology, immunology, and the science of networks, he describes a new landscape of inherent unpredictability--and remarkable, wonderful possibility.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2009
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 25 cm
Edition: 1st ed
Call Number: 973.931 RAMO