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    The AtlanticGraeme Wood11/12/2027 min
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    • KapteinB
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      8 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.

      • mylavask8 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.