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Brexit Blogs by David Murrin

Part I: The European demise 1 Feb 2016

So, will Britain stay or leave the EU in 2016? To answer the question, I will summarise the points that I have made over the past few years about Europe and the position of Britain on the empire cycle and predict the most obvious outcome...

"The Five Stages of the Empire Model" by David Murrin

The Five Stages of Empire - a model of the growth and decline of civilisations - can provide a way both to understand history’s ‘big picture’ and to accurately assess current and future geopolitical environments. To illustrate the influence and power projection possessed by an empire, Figure 5 uses a graphical representation of the five stages similar to a Gaussian curve - a statistical probability distribution of data around an average...

The 21st Century Clash of Christian and Islamic Cultures

David Murrin is the author of Breaking the Code of History, the culmination of decades of personal research across a wide range of disciplines. David compellingly argues that human behaviour is not random, but determined by specific, quantifiable and predictable patterns fuelled by our need to survive and prosper. He has called this cycle The Five Stages of Empire, which due to its fractal nature is applicable to empires, all the way down to the cycle of the individual...

Moneyweb Special Report - China's fifth reincarnation as an empire system and its link to Africa.

... how do you define a bubble first of all, it’s really a collective mass delusion where people believe there's only one outcome in their investment hypothesis for that particular outcome, with everyone being positioned one way and the whole thing collapses in on itself. Now China is not a bubble it’s actually a fundamentally growthful dynamic....

"End of Empire" by Tim Price 25 February 2013

25th February 2013

End of Empire

“He was a portly, middle-aged figure in an ill-fitted suit, scuffed black shoes, and the sort of sagging thin black socks I came to recognize as a symbol of Britain’s long economic decline. There were other features incongruous with his station in life. Cowlicks standing high on the back of his head took on lives of their own; his clothes were as rumpled as if he had slept in them. He was the boss of an operation of several hundred people, and he looked like a bum or as if he had just awakened from a long nap.”...