Megathreat Creep

Nouriel Roubini has a pretty cool nickname for an economist. But “Dr. Doom,” as he’s known, doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the future, particularly since he predicted the 2008 economic collapse. His new book, Megathreats, is about how interconnected economic, technological, environmental, and political problems may be the end of society as we know it.

Dr. Doom’s Theory of Total Social Collapse

The problem, Roubini says, is that megathreats develop slowly, which results in a lack of urgency to find a response. The largeness and complexity of the issues also do not help. Roubini sees two possibilities for our collective future, and only one of them is good. Learn more on what we need to do to save the world in our latest Instaread. 

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