What is the Edge of Chaos?
That point between steady states where one thing becomes another.
If we look at economics and social science as complex adaptive systems rather than as mechanical systems, we get a totally different outlook on how change happens.
- emergent properties
- feedback loops
- path dependency
- tipping points
Social problems seem insurmountable when looked at in a top down fashion, but they can and are being solved organically by those most impacted.
Why This Time is Different-a framework for understanding change
The Edge of Chaos Symposium
Throughout the month of November a group of economists, writers, artists, and activists will be blogging here about social change and complexity theory.