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A Simple Theory of Complexity and Systemic Collapse

April 24, 2013 by


Hypothesis Every system has an activation, minimum, and maximum input level of materials and energy. Definitions: By system, I mean anything from a lightbulb to the US Interstate; ie any designed or analysable system. By input, I mean those materials and energy necessary for the system’s functioning. By maximum input, I mean that level of input […]

These Disunited, War-Ravaged States

November 20, 2011 by


Just recently I went on a day-trip to Yakima, Washington. I highly recommend not moving there, for any reason. If you already live there, dear Reader, you have my sympathies. The city looks like it had been carpet bombed. Only one real city street was left, filled with very sad and poor people and looked […]

US Debt Downgrade: Perestroika Event Inbound

August 6, 2011 by


Perestroika was the most significant factor leading to the demise of the USSR. It was a social, political, and economic programme masterminded by Mikhail Gorbachev, the General Secretary, and later the only President, of the Soviet Union. It was, in short, a revolutionary restructuring of Soviet society from the bottom up and top down, covering […]

Voyage through the Collapsing Empire

July 5, 2011 by


Much of my silence of recent note has been due to the pre- and post-effects of taking a trip across the United States. The rest is because of the trip itself, and a computer which broke very early on in the proceedings. I’ve seen quite a lot over that ~8,000 miles, much of which I […]

Field Notes: Collapse at the Periphery

April 5, 2011 by


Due to a session of dietary indiscretion on Saturday evening, on Sunday morning I decided to take a ten kilometre walk. This is not particularly strenuous for me, but it was definitely necessary to compensate for the yummies I had eaten the night before. My destination was a coffee shop at the far edge of […]