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Joseph Tainter: The Collapse Of Complex Societies

Authord by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com, By popular demand, we welcome Joseph Tainter, USU professor and author of The Collapse Of Complex Societies (free book download here). Dr. Tainter sees many of the same unsustainable risks the PeakProsperity.com audience focuses on — an overleveraged economy, declining net energy per capita, and depleting key resources. He argues that […]

What Problems Are We Solving By Increasing Complexity?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The incremental increase in systemic complexity is rarely if ever recognized as a problem that additional complexity can't solve. The Collapse of Complex Societies fame has observed that societies increase complexity to solve pressing problems that cannot be resolved with existing solutions. What is complexity in this […]