A forest of exponentials
We believe that an exponentials analysis can alone explain an impending collision between an economic system which, by its nature, must grow, and a finite resource set which, ultimately, cannot grow. When this collision eventuates, it is likely to be one of the most important changes in the lifetime of anyone reading this report.
The aforementioned report, somewhat intriguingly, is from city brokerage firm Tullett Prebon. Dangerous Exponentials is their latest strategy briefing, and it argues that the economy faces a ‘forest of exponentials’. The money supply, energy use, and population are all rising at unsustainable curves.