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Progress/Future/Club of Rome: The Club of Rome was initiated in 1968 by the Italian industrial manager Aurelio Peccei (1908-1984) and the Scotsman Alexander King (1909-2007), Director for Scientific Affairs of the OECD, as an informal debating club. In 1972 about 70 top executives from business, administration and science from 25 predominantly Western countries belonged to it, including the influential German member Eduard Pestel (1914-1988), professor of mechanics at the Technical University of Hanover and cyberneticist.
Thesis: Although [the] progress has at least brought enormous material gains in prosperity to the people of the industrialised countries, but it has also caused a multitude of problems which have not yet been fully recognised in their dimensions and above all in their interdependencies. Problems such as overpopulation, malnutrition, poverty or environmental pollution should no longer be viewed in isolation but, according to the quintessence of this fundamental diagnosis, should be seen as integral components of a complex, all-encompassing "world problem".(1) See Models/Meadows.
1. Club of Rome, The Predicament of Mankind. Quest for Structured Responses to Growing World-wide Complexities and Uncertainties. A Proposal, 1970.
Patrick Kupper, „Dennis Meadows u. a., Die Grenzen des Wachstums“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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The Predicament of Mankind. Quest for Structured Responses to Growing Worldwide Complexities and Uncertainties. A Proposal 1970
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018