In unstable occasions we have to suppose clearly concerning the future. There’s a lot to study from David Christian’s Future Tales: A person’s information to the longer term, an bold guide with a Massive Historical past strategy



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14 September 2022

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Future Tales

David Christian (Penguin Random Home)

NOW greater than ever, it looks like the longer term is unsure: the occasions, they’re unprecedented. Adam Tooze, an financial historian at Columbia College in New York Metropolis, just lately described the worldwide outlook as a “polycrisis”, outstanding not just for the variety of dangers at present lively, but additionally their volatility.

In addition to the pandemic, we’ve the invasion of Ukraine, inflation, pressures on meals and power markets and upheavals in …

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