What Ancient History Has To Say About Near-Future Doom

Ned Resnikoff IB Times April 18, 2016 Link


University of Connecticut professor Peter Turchin has described that mismatch as a problem of “elite overproduction,” the process by which a growing number of elites got thrown into competition over a proportionally shrinking number of trophies. He says that phenomenon didn’t just help bring down the Roman Republic; it also contributed to the onset of the American Civil War, along with countless other historical calamities.

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