How do elites pave the way for social decay?

One of Brain Bar 2023’s most thought-provoking talks was Oxford complexity scientist Peter Turchin’s. When Peter looks at history, he sees not significant dates, great heroes, or memorable events but trends, repetitions, and mathematical rationale.

What causes civilizations to fall apart? How can education, high-collar jobs, and wealth be a bad thing for societies? In his talk, Peter sheds light on the clear rules of world history, and how the relationship between the ruling elites and the masses has fueled unrest and wars throughout the past 5000 years.

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