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In his novelThe Man in the High Castle, which depicts a
Nazi-dominated world, Philip K. Dick describes a dynamic where the
Reich, despite holding enormous power, makes itself progressively more
volatile and reactive. At one point in the book, a character observes
that “most high-placed Nazis are refusing to face facts vis-a-vis their
economic plight. By doing so, they accelerate the tendency toward
greater tour de force adventures, less predictability, less stability in
general. The cycle of manic enthusiasm, then fear, then Partei
solutions of a desperate type…all this tends to bring the most
irresponsible and reckless aspirants to the top.”

This satirical vision of Naziistic excess parallels the dynamic that’s now making the capitalist world collapse. The ruling elites, by refusing to address the plight of the global poor and ignoring the environmentally and economically unsustainable nature of capitalism, are making civilization ever more…

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Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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