Thursday, March 2, 2017

Things Fall Apart

Another very interesting Turchin piece on the decline of cooperation among American elites. He sees societal history as a cyclical process with alternating "integrative" and disintegrative" phases. The former is characterized by high cooperation and low socioeconomic inequality, whereas the latter shows the reverse. This model suggests that American democracy (and the world in general) is in a disintegrative phase.

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