Dmitry Orlov’s book “Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet example and American Prospects” () is such a book. Dmitry Orlov has a. Reinventing Collapse has ratings and 70 reviews. Dmitry Orlov’s Reinventing Collapse is about the United States falling in on itself and what may come. Orlov’s book Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects , published in , further details his.

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On for-profit medicine and health insurance–two highly questionable institutions: Middle class folks discovered rewarding new careers in dumpster diving.

What then is recommended by Orlov and his ilk, who like bloodhounds have an unrivaled sense of smell in regards to detecting and analysing systemic weaknesses?

“Reinventing collapse” by Orlov () – Resilience

Dmitry is an engineer who has contributed to fields as diverse as high-energy Physics and Internet security. The system could no longer afford to function — crash! A revised and expanded second edition of Reinventing Collapse is in the works, due to be published in the spring of The can-do American spirit and career-oriented mindset may have served its residents well in the past, but it will be particularly vulnerable in the transition to a post-growth economy. On top of all this his writing is flat and unsophisticated.

If you are an average American, you may take umbrage at Dmitry Orlov’s certainty regarding the future collapse of the United States.

Review of Reinventing Collapse () — Foreword Reviews

Dmitry Orlov’s Reinventing Collapse is about the United States falling in on itself and what may come after the dissolution of the so-called empire. The thesis built on this bedrock is not that we can somehow avoid the collapse, but the more humble and reasonable, in my opinion notion that there are particular aspects of the US economy and society that make us particularly vulnerable to disaster when the collapse comes. As the book progresses, however, it begins to feel more like science fiction and less like socio-political theory.


I love this book. This book methodically makes the case that the SU was prepared for successful collapse far more than the US. Nobody received an eviction notice, because there were no private homes. He describes how the social structures of Russia fared during their collapse and how the people adjusted.

Write a customer review. Articulate and very witty author. Doctors, in concert with pharmaceutical companies, reinforce this system of medical enslavement, by prescribing, as often as they can, regimens of drugs rather than courses of treatment.

Orlov thinks black market economies in scavenged material will become the norm in the near future — and evidence of that is booming, as witnessed by the rapid growth industry of copper and air conditioner theft in the U. It provides a realistic outlook on emerging events laced with a sardonic tone that adds levity to a somber topic namely that the US is moving in a unidirectional course toward national bankruptcy and political dissolution.

What you don’t understand is that it’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. If you do not want to hear home truths explained anecdotally do not read this book.

The Five Stages of Collapse: Orlov concludes this is because schools in the U. He was an eyewitness to the Soviet collapse over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late eighties and mid-nineties.

A few examples will illustrate. Moving past the ‘iron triangle’ In the newly revised version of Reinventing Collapsefirst published in before the financial crisis began later that year, Orlov expands on his attempt to convince you that the U. All housing areas mostly gray, drab, pre-stressed concrete apartments! Lists with This Book. He is an engineer and a leading Peak Oil theorist whose writing is featured on such sites as www. Dmitry sees his mission as a public service: Ckllapse Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

He does make the point that in the future reinvenfing may have to learn dmltry think on your feet, be adaptive and flexible, and possess better people skills than you do now. Net and Atlantic Free Press.


In the newly revised version of Reinventing Collapsefirst published in before the financial crisis began later that year, Orlov expands on his attempt to convince you that the U. If there will collapsf mass violence and instability, is that really a future I want to try to live in with small children?

The book was accessible, owing to the anecdotal experience of the author, as opposed to a detached and academic feeling that could have easily been used. Many issues are portrayed as black dimtry white when the reality is far more complicated. I also try to read everything this author puts out on his b This is one of the best books I have read.

And it was interesting to see the collapse of the Soviet Union compared to the future colapse of the U.

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This book is also extremely useful as a glimpse of what to expect going forward into the decline of the USA and the Western world with it. There are many books that warn of collapsf climate change, environmental disasters or other calamities. Now I’m fanatically pro-American. These are wants, not needs.

I would be interested in a more academic analysis of the resilience of the Soviet system to collapse. In USSR at least there was a lot of fat in industry and a willingness to turn a blind eye by managers when people came to work to steal stuff to swap with others. Dmitrg yourself this time requires a leap of faith: He regularly writes things that are beyond the margins of contemporary American discourse i.

Orlov explains that expensive health collpase will become out of reach for the majority, and alternative medicine will grow in popularity as the complex networks that enable pharmaceuticals wither away.