When Good Governments Go Bad: History Shows That Societies Collapse When Leaders Undermine Social Contracts

By FIELD MUSEUM All good things must come to an end. Whether societies are ruled by ruthless dictators or more well-meaning representatives, they fall apart in time, with different degrees of severity. In a new paper, anthropologists examined a broad, global sample of 30 pre-modern societies. They found that when “good” governments—ones that provided goods and services for their people and did not starkly concentrate wealth and power—fell apart, they broke down more intensely than collapsing despotic regimes. And the researchers found a common thread in the collapse of good governments:…

Scott Bennett, The Corona Virus:  America’s Last Revolution or New Renaissance?

By Scott Bennett The corona virus phenomenon will define Donald Trump either as the greatest American President in history, or the worst.  It all depends on him; and it especially depends on his ability to listen to the American people, not his advisors.  Here’s why. SITUATION ANALYSIS: The American situation is this.  Social unrest and civil war in America are weeks away.  Anyone who denies this is a coward, a fool, or a liar; and certainly not aware of American’s sense of identity and destiny.  Let us remember the California Rodney King riots which occurred…