New science explains the rise of political instability, oligarchy and elites

Danyl McLauchlan NZ Herarld August 21, 2023 Link


In 2010, complexity scientist Peter Turchin had a letter published in prestigious academic journal Nature. In it he predicted the US and Europe would experience surges in political instability in the early 2020s. A decade later, in May 2020, a video of Minnesota resident George Floyd’s murder by a US police officer went viral, triggering months of protests.

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