[Paleopsych] Fwd: why wildlife thrives in North America--from Valerius Geist

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Tue Nov 22 07:22:20 UTC 2005

Dear Howard, 
Thank you! 
Your invitation with that of  Steve Zuckermann to VisionquestLive is highly 
appreciated. Thank you also  putting your book online, which is excellent as 
ever!  I cannot attend VisionquestLive due to  the exorbitant cost of travel 
within this continent, but, having read a good  portion of your book, I may be 
permitted to make a comment even one that, in  think-tank-circumstances, might 
be considered to be helpful to your goal.  
Too bad you and I have not  discussed this earlier, however, better late than 
The devil is in the details!  
I too have been singing a eulogy  to a uniquely North American way of using 
capitalism, namely by embedding into  commerce not private, but public 
ownership of a huge renewable resource,  wildlife, in order to generate – highly - 
successful ecological regeneration and  restoration while simultaneously creating 
massive wealth and employment.  
The devil is in the details! 
The greatest environmental  success story in the 20th century is the 
restoration of wildlife and  biodiversity to the North American continent. I beg you 
to prove me wrong on  this one! 
At the end of the 19th  century wildlife as a whole, not merely the hapless 
buffalo, were nearly  eradicated continent wide by a classical case of the “
tragedy of the commons”.  From this destruction rose, through private initiative, 
a system of wildlife  conservation which restored wildlife in the succeeding 
decades, but  simultaneously made it a source of great wealth creation, of 
incredibly  innovative, diverse industry, and of large scale public participation 
by all  classes of North American society. So successful is this system of 
grass-roots  conservation that parts of the environmental community is exploring 
how to apply  it globally. I am appending a paper in press I gave in  Ireland 
on that  topic.  Here capitalism thrives on  the sustainable use of a public  
resource. And that’s a miracle, because the lessons of this system have  been 
lost in exploiting ocean fisheries, or old growth forest, or agriculture  
..etc. Had we applied the lessons of our successful system of wildlife  
conservation to other renewable resources, if we were to mange other renewable  
resources the way North Americans managed deer or wild geese, then captains of  
industry applying current practices would be in jail! 
Capitalism is a tool. It is a  powerful tool. It is like molten steel which, 
uncontained in a crucible and  carefully managed is sheer wreckage! And that’s 
the rub! What the North American Model of Wildlife  Conservation shows is 
how, in a thoroughly capitalistic society, grassroots  democracy cutting across 
all classes of North Americans can be captured to  deliver an enormous public 
good, while generating private wealth and rich  employment!  
This model show HOW to twist  capitalism to deliver great public good. It 
shows how capitalism can be a  joyous, diverse, marvelously positive enterprise. 
The devil is in the details! 
Capitalism by itself is a tool,  more complex than an ax or a gun, far more 
complex and dynamic, but a tool just  the same. What counts in progress is how 
to use that tool. And that’s where the  wildlife conservation model North 
Americans evolved over a century is so  insightful.  
And that’s what we need to  understand: by what hands-on means do we progress 
towards that which you address  in your thoughts as revitalizing capitalism. 
Cheers, Val Geist 

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Good  Morning,

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Howard Bloom
Author of The Lucifer Principle: A  Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of 
History and Global Brain: The Evolution  of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 
21st Century
Recent Visiting  Scholar-Graduate Psychology Department, New York University; 
Core Faculty  Member, The Graduate  Institute
Founder:  International Paleopsychology Project; founding board member: Epic 
of Evolution  Society; founding board member, The Darwin Project; founder: The 
Big Bang Tango  Media Lab; member: New York Academy of Sciences, American 
Association for the  Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society, 
Academy of Political  Science, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, International 
Society for Human  Ethology; advisory board member: Institute for 
Accelerating Change ; executive  editor -- New Paradigm book series.
For information on The International  Paleopsychology Project, see: 
for two chapters from  
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History,  
see www.howardbloom.net/lucifer
For information on Global Brain: The  Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big 
Bang to the 21st Century, see  www.howardbloom.net

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