Tom Bodrovics interviews global forecaster and author David Murrin on the topic of the road to war being peppered with polarization. Murrin explains that the human strategy for survival is through social structures, and that wars between a weaker system and a rising system are necessary to create a better outcome. He also explains that war is regulated by the Kondratiev cycle which takes place every 56 years. He then talks about how China is seen as the primary polarizer, with America as the secondary polarizer. He then moves on to discussing Germany and how it has not yet responded with secondary polarization. He believes that Germany's reunification with East Germany was a reverse takeover, and that Germany has been subverted by Putin. Murrin then talks about the UK's response to Russia, and how misguided it is to not be increasing defense spending while at war with Russia. He says that the UK needs to be spending 5% of its budget on defense until the threat of China and Russia is abated.
David discusses the importance of lateral thinking, particularly in times of war. He posits that dyslexia and lateral thinking are key qualities that can provide game-winning strategies and are underutilized in the Western world. He explains the concepts of hunter-gatherers and agrarianism, pointing out that when the Western world is in decline, there is a disproportionate number of linear leaders who aren't able to adapt. He then moves on to discuss his five stages of empire model, which is a construct to explain human social systems, and the Kondratiev cycle. Central banks have been unable to predict and manage inflation due to their linear thinking. He argues that the current wave of inflation is likely to lead to further escalation of wars and that China's need for commodities will drive its agenda.
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Talking Points From This Episode
- David Murrin discusses the Kondratiev cycle, which takes place every 56 years and regulates war.
- According to Murrin, dyslexia and lateral thinking are key qualities that can provide game-winning strategies and are underutilized in the Western world.
- Murrin explains how war is often linked to commodities and how central banks have been unable to predict and manage inflation due to linear thinking.
I really enjoyed to watch how unaware David is. Thank you so much! Looking forward to watching part 2.
Fascinating and thought-provoking. Many years ago, I was encouraged by a guide to see Russia attacking Europe and thereafter a second and more devastating attack by China. The events of 1989-91 led me to think that a global war was unlikely. But living in northern Australia and visiting Asia persuaded me that the drumbeat of economic crisis and war was making an unwelcome return. I took early retirement to enjoy my last years of living peacefully.
WOW,,, what a guest !!
Great Podcast! Thank you for having this special guest. He's terrific!
Dave Murrin is a smart bunny who can think out of the box.
very interesting, have to agree with much of what Mr Murrin says
David Murrin is a Genius. Thank you, Mr. Murrin, for telling us the truth!