Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How Western Civilization Could Collapse

Via Frank

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The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define our society – democracy, individual liberties, social tolerance and more – would begin to teeter. Our world would become an increasingly ugly place, one defined by a scramble over limited resources and a rejection of anyone outside of our immediate group.

Should we find no way to get the wheels back in motion, we’d eventually face total societal collapse.

More @ BBC


  1. "The ecological category is the more widely understood and recognised path to potential doom, especially in terms of depletion of natural resources such as groundwater, soil, fisheries and forests – all of which could be worsened by climate change." I the only one who considers this article to be little more than another gloom and doom piece calling for more global government power and control?

    In the immortal words of Nancy...."just say no."

    Average Joe

    1. Let us see: It was Global Cooling in the seventies, Global Warming late, but now it's Climate Change since none of it is true! :) Just love it.