The Pipe Dream of Anarcho-Populism

elites, hierarchy, and large scale society

By Peter Turchin I was interviewed by BBC for their show Analysis a few years ago. You can listen to it here. A good summary is on the Equality by Lot blog. In the show Jeremy […]

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What Is the Role of Morality in a Capitalist Economy?

Does the economic orthodoxy subscribe to the popular mantra “greed is good”?

By Peter Turchin In September 1970 Milton Friedman published an article in The New York Times Magazine, “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits.” Friedman, who has received the Nobel Prize in […]

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Inequality of Wealth. Inequality of Health.

The biological effects of wealth disparity

By Peter Turchin Three years ago I published an essay on the biological effects of wealth disparity titled Inequality of Wealth. Inequality of Health, which is reproduced below. It discusses the new (at the time) […]

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