The Humanist is to be commended for publishing the article "A New Economy for a New Century" by Lester R. Brown and Christopher Flavin (May/June 1999).
Far too much of thinking about the next century is concerned with predictions of the benefits that we will get from new technologies. This is a case of not seeing the forest for the trees or, more precisely, of ignoring long-run problems while thinking only of short-term gains.
If we continue on our present course, it is certain that before the end of the next century humankind will suffer from fundamental disturbances such as overpopulation, global warming, and shortages of food and …
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Publication information: Article title: Letters. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Humanist. Volume: 59. Issue: 4 Publication date: July 1999. Page number: 2. © 1999 American Humanist Association. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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