Written by inventor, architect, engineer, geometrician, cartographer and philosopher R. Make this tye default list. Why spend time reading a book that only focuses on how negative and all encompassing in power the 1% of powerful, rich controllers are? Unfortunately, like Marshall McLuhan he has a need to use very long words when short, simple words would be better. Buckminster Fuller saw right through the political-money elite schemes of our era and plainly points out easy to implement remedies for solving many of humanity's current problems and some future ones as well. It has the qualities of a truly divergent thinker, which isn't always a good thing. Grunch of Giants portrays the rising of multinational corporations in the paradoxical role of function both as the epitome of capitalistic selfishness and as the inadvertent vehicle for the dissolution of national political boundaries - the last deterrent to a one-world economy. But he has one problem.
Today, we all know our money can go down in value and even savers can be losers. The global economy has made what seems like an incredible comeback after the financial crisis of 2008. Corporations or Giants are B. Sep 14, Kimberly rated it did not like it Shelves: Jul 25, C. Yet those corporations operate only with single purpose of profit irrelevantly whether their behavior is anti social as in environmental damage or enslavement of humans or destruction of the earth by the last nuclear war. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any.
Many of his ideas were indeed ahead of their time, and he insisted on a global systemic approach long before ecology made it the norm. Slight wear to corners and edges; slight browning to edges; otherwise tight, sound and unmarked in Very Good condition. Book is in Used-Good condition. Are less humans required to operate said machinery to make the resources into products? I wouldn't exactly rank him with DaVinci, but the sentiment is there. This is a book of paranoia and conspiracy theory at its finest. I came away from the book wondering what the actual main point of it was. Tom explains how the tax laws work and how they are designed to reduce you taxes, not to increase them.
All matching new books shown Used books: 1 - 50 of 50 Bookseller Notes Price 1. Limited resources can harness an infinite return — yet the corporates do not want to share the wealth. I will only say that I get goose bumps reading some of the observations he made in this 1983 book about economic and political trends that are so much more apparent now. This book is not light reading. Make your case passionately, but civilly.
Cut, dried, efficient- and yet, admirable for how he simply cuts off considerations of the pragmatics of nation-states and class. Pages and cover are clean and intact. The spine may show signs of wear. In fact, he has long argued that future historians of our era may subsume our business practices as a branch of mythology; thus it is not surprising that the word economic appears nowhere in his text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The number one skill for any entrepreneur or business owner is the ability to sell.
Buckminster critique of current socioeconomic systems corporation, banking, politics , that in his synthetized world view are utterly illogical and from the humanistic point of view even counterproductive. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres. Where does money come from? Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Buckminster Fuller in 1981, Grunch of Giants postulates the theory that the United States industrial complex—corporations—are controlling world events for their own ends. And use truth and facts as a foundation for taking control of their financial lives.
Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich. A used item that may have some cosmetic wear i. Today, we all know a person can lose money investing in the stock market. Если продраться через обилие сложно-записываемых-через-дефисы важных-для-понимания-слов, то станет понятно, что никакой современностью и не Оказывается, вопрос о подавлении классической политики национальными и наднациональными корпорациями задаётся даже не в последнее десятилетие, а вполне себе является ровесником моему поколению. His analysis shows how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous.
Today, we all know a home can go up or down in value. It monopolizes know-where and know-how but is devoid of know-why. There were some interesting historical snippets here and there, but it was most of it was a somewhat incoherent rant against the corporations that control the world and how they had the means to solve humanity's problems but not the will. So Fuller decided to make sense and he used his books to explain how the world works. Thanks for the tip, Bucky. That question is: Can our system of national political sovereignties and corporate profits survive the inevitable technology revolution required to obviate wars by effecting a worldwide rise in the standard of living.
Yet those corporations operate only with single purpose of profit irrelevantly whether their behavior is anti social as in environmental damage or enslavement of humans or destruction of the earth by the last nuclear war. In beginning his explanation, Fuller quotes one of his friends, who he called a giant and described as a member of the Morgan family presumably the J. According to Fuller, every day 75,000 humans around the world die of starvation and its side effects, even though more than enough food is produced to support all the people on earth. Today, we all know a person can lose money investing in the stock market. Yes they have it to give on a bigger scale than you or I but they also know what is important.
You will really gain an understanding not taught in school or learned in experience. The economy and markets will shed the excesses created during the preceding fall bubble boom season and prepare the soil for new blossoming in innovation and a spring boom. One of the functions of myth is to resolve contradictions in our culture. Grunch did not cause this, Fuller says, but Grunch could easily end it if it so chose. Have you ever considered if the resources of the planet and sun are becoming easier to harness? And there are two sides to every crisis, be it a leadership crisis, an economic crisis, an education crisis, or a moral crisis. It seemed as though all that was written could literally have been summarized in a single chapter or sentence.