Tag Archives: Collapse

I Used To Be Disgusted, Now I’m Disabused

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds It’s certainly possible to be disgusted, but being disabused of the fantasy that the system is self-correcting is the healthier perspective. I used to be disgusted, now I’m disabused: beneath all the … Continue reading

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Peering Into the Crystal Ball, We See… Instability Leading to Collapse

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We can only choose one: open, dynamic stability (evolution) or autocracy (instability and collapse). When the fundamentals of life change, every organism must evolve or die. This is equally true of human organizations, societies … Continue reading

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Politics Is Dead, Here’s What Killed It

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Representational democracy–a.k.a. politics as a solution to social and economic problems–has passed away. It did not die a natural death. Politics developed a cancer very early in life (circa the early 1800s), caused by … Continue reading

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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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