Tag Archives: Collapse

Are Americans Rational?

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov I’ve been holding back on commenting on current events because they are far too silly. At this point it is safe to say that the elections in the US have been thoroughly botched and … Continue reading

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“Watch this!”

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov There are times in my career as a collapse observer and systematizer when my running commentary can quite reasonably be pared down to just two words: “Watch this!” The current severe stage of the … Continue reading

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Why We’re Doomed: Our Delusional Faith in Incremental Change

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Better not to risk any radical evolution that might fail, and so failure is thus assured. When times are good, modest reforms are all that’s needed to maintain the ship’s course. By “good … Continue reading

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Four Reasons Civilization Won’t Decline: It Will Collapse

By Craig Collins Source: CounterPunch As modern civilization’s shelf life expires, more scholars have turned their attention to the decline and fall of civilizations past.  Their studies have generated rival explanations of why societies collapse and civilizations die.  Meanwhile, a … Continue reading

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There Is No Normal

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com The wheel of time rolls forward, never retracing its path, but because it is a wheel, and we are riding in it, a persistent illusion persuades us that the landscape is recognizably the same, … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Collapse, 2019 Update

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov Collapse, at each stage, is a historical process that takes time to run its course as the system adapts to changing circumstances, compensates for its weaknesses and finds ways to continue functioning at some … Continue reading

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Two New Reports Point to Further US Decline & Higher Risk of War

By James ONeill Source: New Eastern Outlook Two recent reports from the United States strongly suggest the United States is planning a major war with Russia and China, but are far from certain that they could in fact succeed in … Continue reading

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Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Professor and author Douglas Rushkoff recently wrote about a group of wealthy individuals who paid him to answer questions about how to manage their lives after what they believe will be the collapse of society. … Continue reading

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