The Materials Book

288 happen through prices alone. It will require a great deal of R&D and material substitution. Plenty of people are working on this already. What about design (the music), in particular the design of institutional, regulatory, and economic structures? If it is political will—or political education—that is lacking, why not bring together real materials and design expertise with political leaders? We must ensure that we engage with materials and design, the words and the music. The intellectual demands of the challenges we face are enormous. But solutions must be rooted in the economic and social world of the users.

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