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    The AtlanticGraeme Wood11/12/2027 min
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    • KapteinB5 months ago

      I'm curious what other Readupers (Is that what we call ourselves? Readers?) think about this. Is he on to something? Or is he grossly oversimplifying human history?

      Personally I think the article could have used more examples of societies that have collapsed due to an overpopulation of elites. A few are mentioned in the article, but not enough to convince me.

      • mylavask5 months ago

        Agreed more evidence would have been helpful. I'd be interested to know what other outcomes are considered a collapse...just civil war? Does the Arab Spring count? Current situation in HK? However, if the data goes back 10,000 years, it sounds fairly holistic and may not be an oversimplification.