Sunday, 29 November 2009

Collapse/Easter Island bunny

I referenced Jared Diamond in the last post and his book Collapse: how societies choose to succeed or fail.

Sometimes people haven’t got too much time to investigate so here is a cartoon that just about sums up the basic theme of the book. It's probably better to go to the source to see the cartoon full size as the details are a little small here.

The Easter Islanders ruined the productivity of their island and as a direct consequence their society died out. Diamond analyses this collapse and also other, less well known, historical examples.

Easter Island bunny


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