Mind Sized World Models
One of the factors that led to the wide rejection of the 1972 â€œLimits to Growthâ€ report was the inability for most people to understand the model used in the study. In the present paper, the author builds simple â€œmind sizedâ€ world models designed to convey to readers the main qualitative features of world modeling. These models turn out to provide results comparable to real-world historical cases and are similar to those generated by the more complex â€œWorld3â€ model used for the â€œLimits to Growthâ€ study.
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- Graham M Turner, 2008. "A Comparison of the Limits to Growth with Thirty Years of Reality," Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion (SEED) Working Paper Series 2008-09, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems.
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