Externalities Are Our Existential Threat

Alastair Hawker
12 min readJun 9, 2020

It’s the “ex’s” we need to worry about the most. Externalities that create an existential threat. The ultimate threat: Our extinction.

An externality is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a side effect or consequence of an industrial or commercial activity that affects other parties without this being reflected in the cost of the goods or services involved”. Externalities in a global…

Alastair Hawker

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” — Gandhi