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Mark Yellin

It is also worth bringing up the Davies J curve theory of revolution which explains/predicts that revolutions occur during periods of absolute increases in prosperity, creating rising expectations of economic growth. The theory here is that the revolutionary moment occurs when expectations are thwarted due to a sharp economic downturn relative to the expected level of prosperity, even though the objective level is higher than it was at previous times due to previous growth.

Eric Schliesser

Mark, I guess I am relying, in part, on the Davis J curve theory of revolution! (Can you send me a reference?) I think I would not focus only on economic thwarting.

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