The Interdependent Economic Technological Political Social Cultural Ecology of America

by Bob Schwartz

Think about all the things you love and enjoy in modern American life in 2018.

Think about all the things you don’t like—you might say hate—about modern American life in 2018.

Think about the popular concept of ecology, that there is an inescapable though sometimes subtle interdependence between all the elements of our life and our world—the good, the bad and the ugly.

Now think that the things you love and enjoy are unbreakably related to the things you hate. That, for just one tiny example, the developments in American life you most regret have been existentially dependent on the social media you lovingly embrace. If you think more, you may find that lots of the developments and capabilities you love and hate are interdependent.

Something to think about.

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