Looking for Simple Solutions to Complex Issues?

I’m working on a paper for my environmental ethics class. I read a couple of articles for the effort which I thought were worth sharing. The first, an essay from Wendell Berry, farmer, philosopher and poet, titled “Whose Head Is the Farmer Using?” (From “Meeting the Expectations of the Land”) suggests that we stretch ourselves to the point of overwhelm and then attempt to apply quantitative solutions to qualitative problems.