LIFE ON EARTH 
 A Big-Picture View

We live in TOWNS (visible), full of ORGs (some visible, some not). 

We LIVE on this rocky Earth, thanks to all the greenery. We Lord it over all the other animals and life-forms. 

We WORK for our survival, or others work on our behalf. Our work takes a million different forms or occupations, in which we must be linked to certain essential others (colleagues, suppliers, customers, etc.) while the rest of humanity has no clue what we do. 

Fortunately all this work and collaboration produces stuff & services that other people need, buy and use. Earlier thinkers attributed this to some "invisible hand". We call it "the market". Periodically these markets boom and crash. Now we start to see how little we understand about this overall system, which involves networks upon networks of inter-personal and inter-ORG links and relationships.

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