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Quantifying Sustainability: Resilience, Efficiency and the Return of Information Theory.

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“Quantifying Sustainability: Resilience, Efficiency and the Return of Information Theory.”  Co-authored by Bernard Lietaer, Robert E. Ulanowicz, Sally J. Goerner, and Rocio Gomez.  Published in Ecological Complexity, Vol. 6, Issue 1, March 2009. Important Copyright Note: you are welcome to read this paper on the authors’ websites, but the publisher prohibits downloads and distribution of the document.

This paper provides theoretical justification for efforts to preserve biodiversity whenever systems have become too streamlined and efficient. Similar considerations should apply as well to economic systems, where fostering diversity among economic processes and currencies appears warranted in the face of over-development.

 

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