## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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... Processes in Complex Systems A Open and Closed Systems B

Exponential

Accelerated Exponential

back in Systems A ...

... Processes in Complex Systems A Open and Closed Systems B

**Growth**Exponential

**Growth**; Compound Interest and Discounting the Future ;Accelerated Exponential

**Growth**; Limits to**Growth**; Differential**Growth**6 Feed -back in Systems A ...

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In discussing the basic ideas about

distinction explicitly . We shall refer to both these measures of the growing system

as measures of its size . The simplest form of

In discussing the basic ideas about

**growth**there is usually no need to make thisdistinction explicitly . We shall refer to both these measures of the growing system

as measures of its size . The simplest form of

**growth**is one in which the system ...Page 69

The financial system is such that people are compelled to discount ( i . e . neglect

) the future , at a rate which is an inverse of an exponential

on everyone a very short - term point of view . This has been one of the main ...

The financial system is such that people are compelled to discount ( i . e . neglect

) the future , at a rate which is an inverse of an exponential

**growth**rate . It forceson everyone a very short - term point of view . This has been one of the main ...

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