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These clash against my ideals of authenticity and honesty, I cannot allow myself to do that. I get caught up in my poor mentality which calls that ass kissing instead of networking.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bluesma
Does he harm anyone? Does he, perhaps, actually help those who end up helping him? There is a term for that; enlightened self-interest.
There are inequalities which are unfair but not all are. Should everyone have the same compensation no matter what they contribute? That doesn't even work on paper much less in the world. So, how much income inequality is too much? Who decides? Those at the bottom? Isn't there always someone at the bottom?
Without a ladder to climb, where is there to go?
The independent research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists. The HANDY model was created using a minor Nasa grant, but the study based on it was conducted independently.
The Elite population starts growing significantly… hence depleting the Wealth and causing the system to collapse.
Under this scenario, the system collapses due to worker scarcity even though natural resources are still abundant, but because the depletion rate is optimal, it takes more than 400 years after the Wealth reaches a maximum for the society to collapse.
In this example, Commoners die out first and Elites disappear later. This scenario shows that in a society that is otherwise sustainable, the highly unequal consumption of elites will still cause a collapse. This scenario is an example of a Type-L collapse in which both Population and Wealth collapse but Nature recovers.
The Elites eventually consume too much, resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society. It is important to note that this Type-L collapse is due to an inequality-induced famine that causes a loss of workers, rather than a collapse of Nature. Despite appearing initially to be the same as the sustainable optimal solution obtained in the absence of Elites, economic stratication changes the final result: Elites’ consumption keeps growing until the society collapses. The Mayan collapse in which population never recovered even though nature did recover is an example of a Type-L collapse