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GG_081022: Collapse Gap

October 22, 2008

Read this 2006 cautionary lecture by Dmitry Orlov, first hand witness to the collapse of the USSR: Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the USAn economic arrangement can continue for quite some time after it becomes untenable, through sheer inertia. But at some point a tide of broken promises and invalidated assumptions sweeps it all out to sea.

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