2017 killed off an old political lie – that the young don’t care

Zoe Williams The Guardian December 31, 2017 Link


The school of cliodynamics, which attempts to study history according to scientific principles, posits a theory of the “cycle of violence”: episodes of civic unrest explode every 50 years. The “secular cycle” describes the economic pattern where jobs and workers start off aligned, population growth leads to job shortages and wage stagnation, wealth concentrates in fewer hands, inequality drives corruption and political breakdown, and revolution ensues. 

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