Topic from Greg Hall (interested guest)

posted Apr 8, 2009, 7:45 AM by Jason Karp   [ updated Apr 18, 2009, 9:33 AM ]
Can complex adaptive systems have equilibrium? Are we doomed to boom and bust?
 
Would love to get an ecologist's or animal
behavioralist's take on the current financial crisis and the incentive
structures that led to it...how do complex ecological systems find
balance without stifling individual ambition?  Or is that peaceful,
balanced perception of nature an illusion and natural systems are full
of boom/bust?