- Joseph Tainter's Collapse Of Complex Societies.
- James Howard Kunstler's Long Emergency
- Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead (Dark Age)
- Dmitry Orlov's Reinventing Collapse
- Failed State
- Transition Town
- Resilient Community
- William Gibson's Jackpot
I hope the current/near-future "unpleasantness" will hasten the Economic Transition to a Network Economy. But that process will be messier than childbirth. And that "optimism" depends on not having an Energy-inflation crash.