Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
I'm not sure if you found this eventually, but if you want to take a really deep dive into U.S. economic data over time, you can't do better than the Federal Reserve's FRED system (Federal Reserve Economic Data). They track...
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I would not be too optimistic about democracy as a form of government surviving in a scenario like this--or for that matter about Pinker's hypothesis of declining violence. Sometime around the 18th/19th/20th century, depending on where you lived, the expectation...