Don’t know if this esteemed board is familiar with Dmitry Orlov, but he is the guy who came onto the fringe scene about 15 years ago, and his claim to fame was an analysis of the 5 stages of collapse, as it took place in the USSR. In his earlier work, he defined these as:
- Financial collapse
- Commercial collapse
- Political collapse
- Social collapse
- Cultural collapse
If you care to peruse his earlier work, you can find it here:
Looking at where we are in Australia, we are on our way through all 5 stages, to a degree, the question remains what will fail first. I do tend to agree that financial collapse will accelerate the rest, unless we get to political collapse first, and then who knows.
He just penned an interesting, from my perspective, article, about his view of where the collective West is headed, from the point of view of energy. Compliments of the Saker, it is free.
It is an overview of the last ~50 years of history regarding energy (hydrocarbons), and his thoughts on what will come next. Hope you will find it interesting.