We know exactly what is going to happen

The growth of Coronavirus is unpredictable, right? Wrong. The growth of an uncontrolled Coronavirus epidemic within a country is very predictable, it follows a clear exponential trend. We know what will happen if things continue as they are, and the government has all the statisticians and epidemiologists in the world to tell them this. There … Continue reading We know exactly what is going to happen

Institutions, democrats and the left: What has to be done

The same problem dooms both the Democrats and the leftwing insurgency within the Democrats: Democrats love and trust America's institutions. This love of institutions makes it impossible for the Democrats to consistently do well- because trust in American institutions is at an all-time low in the electorate generally. Any party which says American institutions are … Continue reading Institutions, democrats and the left: What has to be done

Question for anthropologists and scholars of religion

Quite a few religions, ranging from the Norse religion to Christianity imagine an apocalypse (often including war, famine and pestilence) followed by a new world in which a reduced number of people enjoy plenty. Has anyone looked at the idea that this may represent a cultural memory or understanding of the kind of plenty which … Continue reading Question for anthropologists and scholars of religion