Blog: why do societies collapse

Apocalypse Now? Cross-stitch tapestries by Cordeiro & Healy

Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions? Jared Diamond’s question is the title of Chapter 14 in his book Collapse. He posits four sequential steps to explain why societies mismanage resources and fail to thrive or survive. First they fail to anticipate the problem. Then they fail to perceive it. Failure to solve the problem… Read more »

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