Remarks at the Governor General’s Literary Awards Ceremony

2017-05-16T23:06:40-04:00November 14th, 2001|Speech Transcripts, Transcripts|

What am I trying to say in The Ingenuity Gap? What are the book’s key points? Most generally, the book argues that in many aspects of our lives we’re producing immense problems for ourselves far faster than we’re solving them. We’re embedded in a set of enormously complex, tightly interlinked systems — economic, political, technological, and ecological. We don’t really understand how these systems work, so we can’t manage them effectively.