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Weekend Food For Thought Series - On Systemic Risk

With the weekend coming shortly some food for thought!

Enjoy and have a great weekend.

http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/on_systemic_risk/

IN AN INCREASINGLY INTERCONNECTED WORLD, THE ACTIONS OF THE FEW CAN RAPIDLY SPIRAL INTO A GLOBAL CRISIS. POLICYMAKERS MUST LEARN FROM RECENT EVENTS TO CONTROL THE RISK LATENT IN OUR INTERDEPENDENCE.

Many of the greatest challenges of the 21st century are not new. These include the elimination of poverty and disease, the avoidance of conflict and nuclear proliferation, and the loss of biodiversity and natural resources. What is new is the nature of interdependence and complexity, as more integration among an increased number of people, combined with new technology, has led to greater fragility and the creation of a global risk society. The financial crisis is only the first part of the 21st century systemic crisis to manifest. It is vital that we learn from it in order to manage deeper and more damaging global challenges, such as climate change and global pandemics, and to avoid a destabilizing cycle of more acute financial crises. (...)

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Miguel,

 

How many policy makers or corporates really go beyond the shallow understanding of the First Level Impact (FLI). An event could have multiple FLI and these FLI could have multiple Second Level Impact (SLI) and these SLI could have multiple Third Level Impact etc..,

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