This is from Lee Arnold who says:
I wonder if you would be kind enough to mention this one. It's unfinished and I am putting it up to fish for comments. It's the first two-thirds of a synthetic piece. It's a little different than all of the others. Essentially it's the "metaphysics of information," in the biological and social sciences. It creates the symmetrical grammar of ecolanguage. It observes a formal distinction between matter-energy and information (most recently Romer called that "atoms vs. bits" -- but the distinction goes back at least to Gregory Bateson, who wrote that he got it from Jung.)
I am hoping to drum up some comments in order to polish the rewrite of the last third -- which shows some examples, touches on institutional economics and the very different type of systems (i.e. flow-through webs) in climate and ecology, and ends with a simple summary.