Value Congruences Shaping Mankind's Future
Operant Subjectivity , Volume 9 - Issue 1 p. 8- 24
Nine factors emerge from a Q study of 100 respondents selected from 47 countries on six continents. The attitudes represent value congruencies regarding the future, and are comprised of the Mind Cultivator, the Intellectual Pessimist, the Steely-eyed Futurist, the Battle-scarred Optimist, the Egalitarian Optimist, the Malthusian Pragmatist, the Eristic Nationalist, the Here-and-Now Hedonist, and the Discriminating Survivor. The nine visions are summarized, and their implications for the future are discussed.