Oct 2, 2021Liked by Grant Dever 🌄

Sounds like a powerful trifecta of books. Dark Age Ahead sounds really intriguing, I’ll check it out. Civilization is a hungry machine that requires constant growth and I’m worried we won’t make it through the current technological plateau, but as you say optimism is certainly a better tool to get us there than pessimistically believing we can’t. I’ve been enjoying reading your posts.

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The introduction is great. Jacobs certainly has her beat—emphasis on the destruction of civil society by highways and [bad] centralized city planning—but there's a lot to consider. It's a short book, some chapters are more interesting than others. Always fun to see how people have been ringing the warning bell for decades...

Thanks, Michael!

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