Kenneth Boulding
-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future

Biography: Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Colorado. Formerly with University of Colorado Institute for Behavioral Science, and former President, American Economic Association and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Born in Liverpool, England, 1910.

Comments by rlc: widely experienced and read in many topics which do not neatly fit into standard discipline.

Worldview: passing into new region of time where there may be 5 possible directions: nuclear war and civilization wiped out, continuing international conflict, exhaustion of resources, continuing present patterns, and a better world.

Driving force views
Compare with others on views: Time horizon and relative optimism
Global and sociotechnical orientation

Thinkers Index

Note: a primary reference for much of this material is Coates, Joseph and Jennifer Jarratt. What Futurists Believe, A World Future Society Book, Published by Lamond in 1989. 340 pages.

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