Joseph Tainter

4 12 2021

Over the years, I’ve read many books and articles, watched lots of videos, by people who continually claim to be influenced and inspired by Joseph Tainter, famous of course for his book on collapse of civilizations. Surprisingly, I’ve never read his work. I kind of figured that instinctively I’d know what was written in them. Then along comes this video on a day I’m trying to set up a swale behind the house, with rain interruptions I’m getting sick of.

No doubt he’s an expert on his speciality, but I found myself astounded at disagreeing with him several times on energy and overshoot issues… What do you think?