We are in the era of the nine stitches and the pounds of cure

We neglected the stitch and the ounce, and now must both prevent and cure as our economy is destabilized

Every culture and language in the world has maxims to the effect, “A stitch in time saves nine” or “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Treating the effects is the nine and the pound. Dealing with the cause is the stitch and the ounce.

We are entering a very expensive phase of our existence, as we have neglected to…




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Michael Barnard

Advisor Agora & ELECTRON. Founder distnc & TFIE. Publish on low-carbon transformation and related politics.

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