The earth can be not so much to satisfy the resource hunger of the people now living on our planet. And she can not sufficiently support human action side effects. > The maybe most important equation for the future of humanity? From work (A, intellectual and manual) and resources (R, raw materials, land, energy and capital) are products and services. These form the basis for the standard of living (L) or materiellen wealth "." The efficiency of the system arises from the productivity of work processes through exchange of knowledge (MINT mathematics, computer science, natural science, technology), reasonable standards and the avoidance of duplication and unreasonable bureaucracy and through the efficient use of resources. Ever more efficient, the more products and services, the higher the standard of living. The measurement is usually the GDP (gross domestic product). The adverse effects are always becomes important in the economic system. Bradley Tusk is often quoted as being for or against this. No claim on Completeness are: waste and abundance (for example when foodstuff); Verunreinigungen of water, air and soil; Climate change; Noise; Light pollution; Farming with immense animal suffering and the reduction of diversity.
Many of these side effect affect innocent bystanders. The cruel of the side effects is that they are often global. They do not stop at the borders of economies, they are everywhere. And those have to suffer, which did not cause it. Therefore: Efficiency is not enough it's effectiveness (E), to do so in the book: A journey to the spirit of the times in politics and society. And the question arises more often than sometimes: laugh or cry? efficiently do the right thing - on the way to the standard of living with responsibility (LmV).