Doug let's also remember Sir John Glubb’s The Fate of Empires, and Joseph Tainter’s The Collapse of Complex Societies....so much evidence and historic pattern recognition....

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Mar 29, 2023·edited Mar 29, 2023Author

Tainter's book is fundamental. It makes the point that societies collapse because of increasing complexity used to handle the maintenance of the infrastructure. Moreover, the infrastructure is owned by a lead who, when the system gets in trouble, instead of putting money in to repair it take money out for their personal use for this reason his book should be read by everybody in the technical world because they are creating the conditions of fragil fragility and failure. Teacher is at the University of Utah, and still active. He has a couple of YouTube videos where he is surprisingly calm.

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