Demand Crash! — A Response to Holmgren’s “Crash on Demand”

I’ve long admired and respected permaculture co-originator David Holmgren’s thinking, so I was looking forward to reading his new “Crash on Demand,” an update of his 2007 “Future Scenarios” projections for global developments. I felt especially intrigued that he has arrived at conclusions similar to my own, regarding not just the inevitability, but the desirability of a crash of the financial system as soon as possible. But the article disappointed me; I think Holmgren is soft-selling his realizations to make them palatable to a hoped-for mass movement. Interestingly, even this soft-sell is being rejected by the permaculture blogging community.