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How We Might Collapse Our Society

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Just stumbled across this at the Renegade Economist site:

http://www.renegadee...ue-customs.html

To me, it's a new idea: we will make everything so complex that it all starts falling apart.

There is a link to a review about the book "The Collapse of Complex Societies" which is worth following up as well:

http://theamericansc...mplex-societies

I'm tired and I've had a few beers which is why this is a rather brief post but I think there's some sense in the basic idea. It just fits as a description of the unintended consequences of the endless new ideas our leaders come up with yet nothing seems to get any better.

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Someone posted a link on the main board a couple of weeks back to Dr Tainter's presentation on his book...

Thanks. I wasn't aware of the previous post. The video looks like good material for the weekend.

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I like to simplify our society in my own mind as a bunch of chimps selling fruit to each other.

Everything else like lawyers, accountants, politicians, bankers, overwhelming imposed government, etc, just seem

to me to be degenerative to the human race progressing.

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I think im going to write a similar theory on the perils of overeducation.

The more 'educated' a society becomes, the sooner it dies. The most educated countries (Japan, S.Korea, the former soviet states) have the lowest birth rates and either die out (Japan, Korea) or destroy themselves through alien immigration that seeks to replace the weak education 'knowledge' based values with pervasive theocratic values. (Europe re: Islam)

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I like to simplify our society in my own mind as a bunch of chimps selling fruit to each other.

So you're a human on a planet full of monkeys selling fruit...?

Try this as your next advertising slogan:

Take your stinking pears off me, you damned dirty ape...

XYY

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  • 242 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
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