Grunch  of Giants
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Grunch of Giants


  • Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Release Date : 1983-04-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312351946


Grunch of Giants Book Description :

With the appearance of Grunch of Giants, R. Buckminster Fuller consummates his literary canon, his panoramic lifetime survey of all aspects of the responsibility of human beings for their own destiny. This book is a modern allegory - his long-gestated myth-of the villainy of capitalism and the fecklessness of classic economics. For Fuller, the academic discipline of economics is irrelevant since it derives from an invalid assumption of scarcity. In fact, he has long argued that future historians of our era may subsume our business practices as a branch of mythology; thus it is not surprising that the word economic appears nowhere in his text. Fuller’s myth is no idle fairy tale, since he faces his question - the question of a technological imperative which only he could raise with the deadly seriousness of satire. That question is: Can our system of national political sovereignties and corporate profits survive the inevitable technology revolution require to obviate wars by effecting a worldwide rise in the standard of living. One of the functions of myth is to resolve contradictions in our culture. Grunch of Giants portrays the rising of multinational corporations in the paradoxical role of function both as the epitome of capitalistic selfishness and as the inadvertent vehicle for the dissolution of national political boundaries - the last deterrent to a one-world economy. The result is more subversive of the property and profit values of the capitalist system than anything dreamed of since Karl Marx. —E.J. Applewhite, collaborator with RBF on Synergetics and Synergetics 2, author of Cosmic Fishing: A Memoir of Working With R. Buckminster Fuller

Grunch of Giants
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Grunch of Giants


  • Author : Buckminster Fuller
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05-03
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 1096795760


Grunch of Giants Book Description :

Buckminster Fuller takes on the gigantic corporate megaliths that exert increasing control over every aspect of daily life. 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. GRUNCH stands for Gross Universal Cash Heist.

Critical Path
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Critical Path


  • Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Release Date : 1982-02-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780996827805


Critical Path Book Description :

The masterwork of a brilliant career, and an important document of the crisis now facing mankind. Today we find ourselves in the midst of the greatest crisis in the history of the human race. Technology has placed in our hands almost unlimited power at the very moment when we have run up against the limits of our resources aboard Spaceship Earth, as the crises of the late twentieth century—political, economic, environmental, and ethical—determine whether or not humanity survives. In this masterful summing up of an entire lifetime’s thought and concern, R. Buckminster Fuller addresses these crucial issues in his most significant, accessible, and urgent work. Critical Path traces the origins and evolution of humanity’s social, political, and economic systems from the obscure mists of prehistory, through the development of the great political empires, to the vast international corporate and political systems that control our destiny today to show how we got to our present situation and what options are available to man. With his customary brilliance, extraordinary energy, and unlimited devotion, Bucky Fuller shows how mankind can survive, and how each individual can respond to the unprecedented threat we face today. The crowning achievement of an extraordinary career, Critical Path offers the reader the excitement of understanding the essential dilemmas of our time and how responsible citizens can rise to meet this ultimate challenge to our future.

The Road to Ruin

The Road to Ruin


  • Author : James Rickards
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698198067


The Road to Ruin Book Description :

The bestselling author of The Death of Money and Currency Wars reveals the global elites' dark effort to hide a coming catastrophe from investors in The Road to Ruin, now a National Bestseller. A drumbeat is sounding among the global elites. The signs of a worldwide financial meltdown are unmistakable. This time, the elites have an audacious plan to protect themselves from the fallout: hoarding cash now and locking down the global financial system when a crisis hits. Since 2014, international monetary agencies have been issuing warnings to a small group of finance ministers, banks, and private equity funds: the U.S. government’s cowardly choices not to prosecute J.P. Morgan and its ilk, and to bloat the economy with a $4 trillion injection of easy credit, are driving us headlong toward a cliff. As Rickards shows in this frightening, meticulously researched book, governments around the world have no compunction about conspiring against their citizens. They will have stockpiled hard assets when stock exchanges are closed, ATMs shut down, money market funds frozen, asset managers instructed not to sell securities, negative interest rates imposed, and cash withdrawals denied. If you want to plan for the risks ahead, you will need Rickards’s cutting-edge synthesis of behavioral economics, history, and complexity theory. It’s a guidebook to thinking smarter, acting faster, and living with the comfort­ing knowledge that your wealth is secure. The global elites don’t want this book to exist. Their plan to herd us like sheep to the slaughter when a global crisis erupts—and, of course, to maintain their wealth—works only if we remain complacent and unaware. Thanks to The Road to Ruin, we don’t need to be.

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth


  • Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Release Date : 2008-07-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 :


Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Book Description :

One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

The Stock Market Cash Flow

The Stock Market Cash Flow


  • Author : Andy Tanner
  • Publisher : RDA Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-03-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781937832483


The Stock Market Cash Flow Book Description :

The book begins by addressing many of the challenges stock market investors face today and the various ways many investors use the stock market to achieve their goals. A valuable discussion of where paper assets fit (and do not fit) in the context of Rich Dad principles and its place among the other assets classes such as real estate business and commodities. The bulk of the book educates investors on "Andy's 4 pillars of stock market income" and effectively simplifies the four concepts to help investors begin to harness their power. The book concludes with ideas for an individual action plan suited to the goals of the reader

Intuition
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Intuition


  • Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781199341594


Intuition Book Description :

In 1970 and 1971, Fuller was concurrently composing a poem suggested by his new Morgan sloop “Intuition” and rewriting, with my collaboration, the projected first chapter of Synergetics called “Brain and Mind.” Fuller agreed with my suggestion that this first chapter had an integrity of its own separate from the rest of the Synergetics manuscript, and he felt that both of these works had an urgency that argued for their publication at the earliest possible date. WIth the help of Bill Whitehead, our editor at Doubleday, they were combined in Intuition, the first of his two books of blank verse. Description by Ed Applewhite, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Expanded Cinema
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Expanded Cinema


  • Author : Gene Youngblood
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823287437


Expanded Cinema Book Description :

Fiftieth anniversary reissue of the founding media studies book that helped establish media art as a cultural category. First published in 1970, Gene Youngblood’s influential Expanded Cinema was the first serious treatment of video, computers, and holography as cinematic technologies. Long considered the bible for media artists, Youngblood’s insider account of 1960s counterculture and the birth of cybernetics remains a mainstay reference in today’s hypermediated digital world. This fiftieth anniversary edition includes a new Introduction by the author that offers conceptual tools for understanding the sociocultural and sociopolitical realities of our present world. A unique eyewitness account of burgeoning experimental film and the birth of video art in the late 1960s, this far- ranging study traces the evolution of cinematic language to the end of fiction, drama, and realism. Vast in scope, its prescient formulations include “the paleocybernetic age,” “intermedia,” the “artist as design scientist,” the “artist as ecologist,” “synaesthetics and kinesthetics,” and “the technosphere: man/machine symbiosis.” Outstanding works are analyzed in detail. Methods of production are meticulously described, including interviews with artists and technologists of the period, such as Nam June Paik, Jordan Belson, Andy Warhol, Stan Brakhage, Carolee Schneemann, Stan VanDerBeek, Les Levine, and Frank Gillette. An inspiring Introduction by the celebrated polymath and designer R. Buckminster Fuller—a perfectly cut gem of countercultural thinking in itself—places Youngblood’s radical observations in comprehensive perspective. Providing an unparalleled historical documentation, Expanded Cinema clarifies a chapter of countercultural history that is still not fully represented in the arthistorical record half a century later. The book will also inspire the current generation of artists working in ever-newer expansions of the cinematic environment and wi

Loopholes of Real Estate

Loopholes of Real Estate


  • Author : Garrett Sutton
  • Publisher : RDA Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781937832223


Loopholes of Real Estate Book Description :

The Loopholes of Real Estate reveals the tax and legal strategies used by the rich for generations to acquire and benefit from real estate investments. Clearly written, The Loopholes of Real Estate shows you how to open tax loopholes for your benefit and close legal loopholes for your protection.

Humans in Universe

Humans in Universe


  • Author : Buckminster Fuller
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 1983-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110859577


Humans in Universe Book Description :