Evaluating Alternative Policies and Actions to Avoid Global Catastrophes
In addition to such malaise and risk of catastrophic suffering, there are a number of existing major sources of societal malaise such as racism, inequality, poverty, hunger, and disease. Using world surveys, I take on the challenge of identifying and prioritizing both of these types of catastrophic sources of disorder. This pioneering work aims to avoid stagnation in the social order and collapsed social institutions. The importance of tackling this challenge is based upon the fact that society faces serious risks of societal extinction. Therefore, improvements in public policy-making demand new urgency. Once solutions have been charted for global chaos, preparations for local disasters may be more obvious.