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Power in the Holocene

The Rise of Social Inequality

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In this chapter, Heinberg explores physical as well as social power, as well as the ways in which humans have obtained power over each other, including warfare, predation, the wealth pump, state formation, and the invention of money and credit.

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Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen previous books, including The Party's Over, Powerdown, Peak Everything, and The End of Growth. He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. He lives in Santa Rosa, CA.