The Future Outlook
Many years ago, Bertrand Russell (1961, p. 9) had a brilliant observation. He said, “…one of the troubles of our age is that habits of thought cannot change as quickly as techniques, with the result that, as skill increases, wisdom fades.” If we look at the present status of the world, these observations by Russell become more real and more frightening. The skills of producing weapons of mass destruction, for instance, have accelerated as cultural, religious, and historical dogmas remained fixed or become even more forcefully fixed. In other words, wisdom has been and is fading. If human beings become (if not already) children with very dangerous toys (or technologies), there is bound to be a doomsday. Throughout this book, we made an attempt to establish some ground rules that would improve the extremely discouraging status of the fragile planet. In terms of prioritization of the ground rules, we propose a number of considerations that need to be examined and followed carefully....
KeywordsSocial Capitalism Cash Flow Economic Power Ground Rule International Understanding
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