Below are some summaries of the best books I read this year (tweet storm version, for those who want shorter summaries…) Secular Cycles In Secular Cycles, Peter Turchin tries to quantify history in "secular cycles" using demographic data. His main point is that as the population expands, wages go down, which increases inequality (as the number of elites increases), which increases social unrest. As a result, this
this is amazing. thank you Erik for doing this!
Erik, this was the most fun and interesting read I've seen in a while - thank you!