Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith from Of TwoMinds blog,
The Status Quo is not sustainable. Here are some resources on the many reasons why.
Coming to the understanding that the Status Quo is not sustainable is often a crooked path of overcoming programming, propaganda, denial and fear. My colleagues at peakprosperity.com (where I am a contributing writer) have summarized why the Status Quo is not sustainable in an engaging one-hour video program:
Why The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Unlike The Last 20: the 'Accelerated' Crash Course (56 minutes).
The program's roots are in Chris Martenson's original video presentation, The Crash Course, a series that went viral around the time of the Global Financial Meltdown. The entire series has been completely reworked, and this one-hour summary introduces the key dynamics in a way that is accessible to those to whom these concepts and realities are new.
This program is free. If you've been looking for one program that would help those who are new to the topics of unsustainability, this is it.
One of my jobs (to use the term loosely) is to curate the vast trove of information the global correspondents of this site submit to further my own education. Another is to attempt to keep track of new books and what's being published in influential journals.
Here is a limited selection of recent books that speak to the topic The Next 20 Years Will Not Be Like the Last 20 Years--Here's Why. This is by no means authoritative or complete--but it is an interesting taste of the significant work being published.
You may also find my list of hundreds of Books/Films of interest.