Moving Ahead on the Global Megacrisis: Useful and Not So Useful Responses

by William Halal

Introduction

I am deeply grateful for the thoughtful responses to this symposium on our Global Megacrisis study, and also to Jose Ramos and Michael Marien for providing fine analyses of these 13 responses. In the interest of moving ahead on this crucial line of research, I hope to integrate the useful comments into an improved version of our trend analysis to define the problem more accurately. Some responses were not very useful, and I would like to address them briefly, as I think they tell us more about the obstacles to be overcome.(continue…)

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