The cause of the fall of a civilization occurres when the cultural elite became a parasitic elite.
Here’s what three of the experts have to say:
- Edward Gibbons in The Decline of the Roman Empire wrote, “The decline of Rome was the natural and inevitable effect of immoderate greatness. Prosperity ripened the principle of decay…”
- Arnold J. Toynbee in his A study of History wrote, “The cause of the fall of a civilization occurred when the cultural elite became a parasitic elite.”
- Jeffrey A. McNeely suggested, “A review of historical evidence shows that past civilizations have tended to over-exploit their forests and that such abuse of important resources has been a significant factor in the decline of the over-exploiting society.”
Source: The link between Fast Food and Sugar and the Pending Collapse of Civilization: Part 2 of 2
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Tagged Asia, big boys, collapse, Conditions and Diseases, decline, Food and drink, healthy-living, History, prosperity, Roman Empire, Social Sciences, youth
Now that China is nearing its goal—in about 15 years China’s middle class will outnumber the entire population of the United States—it has an excess of steel and is exporting that excess at lower prices to other countries creating stiff competition across the globe. For instance, the ISSB reports that from 2013 to 2014 China increased its steel exports by 53% from 57.9 million to 88.6 million tonnes while the United States saw a 5% drop in its steel exports.
With the United States so obsessed to be #1 in everything—except for reducing the poverty rate—its capitalist oligarchs must be obsessively stressed out and worried that they are going to lose their Imperial crowns.
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Tagged Asia, Business, China, Education, high school, science, Social Sciences, tech, Technology, travel, YouTube
Ajoutée par youngchoi1 le 26 déc. 2007
Jumping without moving- Oriental Express 오리엔탈익스프레스
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KOUS Concert 2007.11.14
With a very similar line-up to Stone Jazz mixing traditional Korean instruments with a modern jazz backline, comparisons are perhaps inevitable. Both are instrumental jazz-fusion bands featuring a haegeum (Korean violin) and gayageum (Korean table harp). The Oriental Express backline sounds more “electric” with electric bass and keyboards and the style is smoother without the quirky surprises that Stone Jazz use to tease their audiences. However, don’t let the smooth style lull you to sleep, there are some lovely and subtle arrangements and the evocative sounds of the haegeum and gayageum are just enchanting.
This is an interesting compilation and I really enjoy the variety of artists on stage as most often it’s the sitar and the tabla only
Ravi Shankar & his lovely Daughter Anoushka
On April 26th, 2012 Anoushka said
It has just been announced that I won Songlines Music Awards 2012 Best Artist for “Traveller”! Feel immensely grateful for all the positivity flowing around this album. Thanks to listeners who voted for me and all the wonderful nominees.
About Ravi Shankar(father)
A Short Biography
Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitarist and composer is India’s most esteemed musical Ambassador and a singular phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. As a performer, composer, teacher and writer, he has done more for Indian music than any other musician. He is well known for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West. This however, he did only after long years of dedicated study under his illustrious guru Baba Allaudin Khan and after making a name for himself in India.
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Tagged Anoushka, Arts, Asia, Baba Allaudin Khan, daughter, father, guru, India, legendary, love, Music, Recreation, Shankar, Twitter, YouTube
Click to watch the presentation: A small village turns into a touristic site
Dazhai (Chinese: 大寨; pinyin: Dàzhài; literally “great outpost”) is the name of a mountainous North China village of several hundred farmers in Xiyang, Shanxi, in the People’s Republic of China. Dazhai had been an ordinary village until the 1960s, when Mao Zedong published his Supreme Directive, “Learn from Dazhai in agriculture” (农业学大寨) and set up Dazhai as a national agricultural model for all the farmers across the country. A socialist agricultural production achieved through the application of Mao Zedong Thought
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Let’s visit the city click below
Once a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to its favorable port location and was one of the cities opened to foreign trade by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific in the 1930s. However, with the Communist Party takeover of the mainland in 1949, the city’s international influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.
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Even in USA social business would began
HOW MICRO-FINANCING IS ENABLING SOCIAL CHANGE — PRESENTED BY ERICSSON
Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank (@Yunus_Centre), and Matthew Bishop, American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief .
Watch what Dr Younes did in his home country.
<a href=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/29871489?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&autoplay=1“>A relevant experience to know about
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Nobel laureate brings Bangladesh business model to Europe
2006 Nobel Peace Bangladesh’s Muhammad Yunus gives a speech before the plenary Session of the 4th European Developpment Days meeting in Stockholm in October 2009. Yunus brought ideas for creating micro “social businesses” from Bangladesh to Germany, with backing from several of the world’s leading corporations.
French food giant Danone’s President for Asia and Pacific Emmanuel Faber attends a press conference in Paris 2006. Danone has a social business project.
AFP – Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus brought ideas for creating micro “social businesses” from Bangladesh to Europe Saturday with support from several of the world’s leading corporations.
Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for developing micro-credits that allow poor people to start companies, said the global economic crisis had given the world “an opportunity to reflect and redesign” business models.