Deeply fascinating discussion of the long cycles of equality and inequality and, crucially, the factors which appear to be causative. Turchin is one of the founders of cliodynamics, using mathematical models tested against quantitative data from historical societies.
What is this about?
This is my attic blog. It's an archive of old blog entries and posts on various blogs and blog-like things. When I close a project down, it goes here. This may move, the links aren't permanent, but if you're interested in reading stuff I've written over the years – go nuts!
CAUTION: it's about as well sorted as you'd expect an attic to be.
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