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The Fragility of Society: In-Depth Discussion with Eli Dourado

Monday June 17 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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What makes societies collapse, and how can we recognize the signs? Eli Dourado, chief economist at the Abundance Institute, joins Anna Gát to explore the factors leading to sociopolitical decline.

Drawing from historical examples and his latest research, Dourado will discuss why societies grow complex and the conditions under which they collapse. This salon will also delve into the implications for current economic and social structures, providing insights into how we can safeguard against potential collapse. Engage with us in this crucial dialogue about the resilience of societies.

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Potential topics of discussion:

  • What historical patterns have led to the rapid collapse of complex societies, and how can we identify these signs today?
  • How does economic stagnation contribute to the decline of sociopolitical complexity, and what can modern economies do to prevent this?
  • In what ways do integrationist and class conflict theories explain the rise and fall of societal complexity?
  • How can we balance the need for centralized control and behavioral regulation with the risks of overcompensation and exploitation by elites?
  • What practical steps can modern societies take to increase resilience against potential collapse and ensure long-term stability?

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The Fragility of Society: In-Depth Discussion with Eli Dourado
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Monday June 17
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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