We have planted the seeds of revolt, time to harvest the grapes of wrath

Daniel K. Kalinaki

What you need to know:

  • Unshackled from parasitic parastatal practices, the economy lurched forward while political reforms, including the 1995 Constitution, promised that the best and the brightest would rise if they were willing to work hard. But it wasn’t to be.

About 10 years ago, Peter Turchin, a scientist at the University of Connecticut, predicted a decade of political instability over the following decade in Western Europe and the United States. His argument, made in the journal Nature, was that one underlying source of this instability was the “overproduction of young graduates with advanced degrees.”

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