Silver Linings: The Good from the Worst

Lee Clarke

in Worst Cases

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780226108599
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226108605 | DOI:
Silver Linings: The Good from the Worst

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This chapter examines the good things or the silver linings of worst cases or disasters. It explains that worst cases and disasters are patterned phenomena with complex causes and effects. And while they cause pain and sufferings, they also provide opportunities for learning, for political gaming, for the development of new ideas, and even for profit. Social clearing caused by disasters can also lead to social betterment.

Keywords: worst cases; disasters; patterned phenomena; learning; political gaming; new ideas; profit; social betterment; social clearing

Chapter.  12275 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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