[ExI] ep thought experiment

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Sat Jul 11 07:08:29 UTC 2020

On 10/07/2020 17:38, Keith Henson wrote:
> There are lots of examples where people went to war or similar kinds
> of social disruption when things were looking bleak.  Can you think of
> a case where a group of people with a bright future outlook went to
> war?

The clincher would be if there are cases where impending war was 
consistently averted by an upward change in people's economic prospects. 
Just correlating war and economic outlook doesn't establish causation. 
The theory makes perfect sense, but it isn't proven.

Ben Zaiboc

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