End of the West, birth of the World - by Hervé Kempf[Reading report] by Matthieu Dardaillon

2014-03-02

The author is part of the "Alternative Management" third year specialization program in HEC Paris

Coming back to the origins of mankind, Hervé Kempf retraces the great divergence between continents observed with the development of capitalism, and the great convergence at work since a few years. But we have to take into account that we now facing a "green wall", due to the finiteness of raw resources. As we are reaching the limits of the biosphere, the 9 billion people living on Earth in 2050 will not be able to enjoy the living standards of Western countries today. This means that Western populations will have to slow down and reduce their material and energy consumption, if we want to overcome this issue peacefully

Quote article  Matthieu Dardaillon , « End of the West, birth of the World - by Hervé Kempf », 02 march 2014, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/336.sls

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