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The Resource Pendulum : how past generations shape our present and predict our future, Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew

Pendulum : how past generations shape our present and predict our future, Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew

Label
Pendulum : how past generations shape our present and predict our future
Title
Pendulum
Title remainder
how past generations shape our present and predict our future
Statement of responsibility
Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable. Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of Western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind. There is a pattern and it is 40 years: 2003 was a fulcrum year, as was 1963, its opposite. Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to read this book.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN17.5
LC item number
.W553 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Pendulum : how past generations shape our present and predict our future, Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-229) and index
Contents
Epiphany -- "We" versus "me" -- What defines a generation? -- Duality -- Alpha voices and the six-year transitionary window -- The limits of predictability -- 1923-1933 : first half of the upswing into "we" -- 1933-1943 : the second half of the upswing, reaching the zenith of "we" -- Three thousand years of "we" and the origin of Western society -- 1943-1953 : the first half of the downswing of "we" -- 1953-1963 : the second half of the downswing of "we" -- 1963-1973 : the first half of the upswing into "me" -- 1973-1983 : the upswing of "me" reaches its limit -- Three thousand years of "me" : a "me" is about big dreams -- 1983-2003 : the twenty-year downswing from "me" -- 2003-2023 : the twenty-year upswing into "we" one more time -- 2013-2023 : what happens next? : a discussion of experts -- Uses of the pendulum -- Pendulum in the Bible
Control code
ocn731913248
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 253 p.
Isbn
9781593157067
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)731913248
Label
Pendulum : how past generations shape our present and predict our future, Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-229) and index
Contents
Epiphany -- "We" versus "me" -- What defines a generation? -- Duality -- Alpha voices and the six-year transitionary window -- The limits of predictability -- 1923-1933 : first half of the upswing into "we" -- 1933-1943 : the second half of the upswing, reaching the zenith of "we" -- Three thousand years of "we" and the origin of Western society -- 1943-1953 : the first half of the downswing of "we" -- 1953-1963 : the second half of the downswing of "we" -- 1963-1973 : the first half of the upswing into "me" -- 1973-1983 : the upswing of "me" reaches its limit -- Three thousand years of "me" : a "me" is about big dreams -- 1983-2003 : the twenty-year downswing from "me" -- 2003-2023 : the twenty-year upswing into "we" one more time -- 2013-2023 : what happens next? : a discussion of experts -- Uses of the pendulum -- Pendulum in the Bible
Control code
ocn731913248
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 253 p.
Isbn
9781593157067
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)731913248

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