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Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Tough book, dont quit on it!
Does it empower you? Maybe I misread Kiyosaki Bucky comes off as a techno-utopian hippy who believe that corporations were evil and the individual, empowered by technology, could save us. He identifies the present state as massively and inefficiently controlled by “giants”: Mar 31, Ryan rated it liked it. buckminstee
I will only say that I get goose bumps reading some of the observations he made in this book about economic and political trends that are so much more apparent now. Though Grunch’s machinations have brought us to the brink of economic collapse and atomic war, there is hope: Email Address never made public.
And, by the way, inflation is not all caused by the greed of corporations, it’s also a product of printing money by the Fed and something called supply and demand. His lifelong project of efficient, sustainable technology is at odds with the continued existence of this “grunch” of giants, so the book examines this conflic In this book, Buckminster Fuller seeks to outline the present geo-political state of the world, through a brief historical analysis of modes of production and civil organization.
I was convinced in that humanity’s most fundamental survival problems could never be solved by politics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome.
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This book is one of the most challenging I have ever read, lots of big words. Sure feels like the time is right for a come back!
In the form of a modern allegory, he traces the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World War II military-industrial complex to the current army of abstract legal entities known as the corporate world.
Apr 24, Darnell added it Shelves: Nov 19, Nathanael rated it did not like it Shelves: A pretty fun book. And, to recommend this book as the After reading a “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” book du jour, I requested this book from the library and was on the waiting list for 10 months.
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Liberally interspersed with neologisms and long strings of participle adjectives, fuloer bears more than a passing resemblance to the writings of a schizophrenic. Mar 04, Lovinthe rated it liked it. This installment is billed as an “”intimately related sequel”” to Critical PathFuller’s summa on human evolution and destiny; but it seems more like an incoherent addendum to the chapter “”Legally Piggily,”” a fabulistic history of the rise of capitalism.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He is so succinct – in spite of “repetition” that I thi Buckminster Fuller has been gone for nearly 30 years and the planet and human survival cry out for minds like his.
Only two minutes to save the world and get rich. Buckminster Fuller’s vision for the world could perhaps huckminster described as a technocracy. I did not understand the majority of the book. This is a book of paranoia and conspiracy theory at its finest. Please provide an email address. Jul 23, Macfrickins rated it liked it.
However, by insisting on his idiosyncratic vocabulary world-around instead of worldwide, e. He invented a lot of words, giznts “livingry” to mean the opposite of weaponry, and he made it clear that if what we spent on weaponty were diverted to livingry then not only would no one starve, but every person on Spaceship Earth could live at a higher standard of living than ever conceived even by the rich. I do understand the always relevant stance yiants RBF in the light of the economic fall out and the Anti-Wall Street Protests that are occurring now.
If that’s the case, we might as well all be communist. Want to Read saving….
Jul 08, Jonnythrombosis rated it it was amazing. Dec 25, John rated it really liked it. Buckminster Fuller was the second president of Mensa from to Return to Book Page.
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This review has been hidden gianys it contains spoilers. Ruled by few extremely selfish individuals devoid of any social conscience or perhaps not capable of understanding the consequences of their behavior – they run amok and eventually the “human experiment” on earth will have to decide whether to progress to interplanetary civilization or self destruct.
Jan 24, John rated it liked it. Corporations or Giants are B. Infinitely complicated and simple; unyielding comprehensive, and concise, all at once, “that” pours out of buckminster’s sentences. May 08, Andrew Long rated it it was amazing. Thanks a millionn and pleasee caarry onn thhe fulper work.
Quotes from Grunch of Giants. Sustaining the most people at the highest standard of living in the face of booming population.