Conflict in the Collapse From an Unlikely Direction
Ran across this article
Which discusses the idea that in a pre-Collapsing civilization, it is the over population of the Elite which can lead to trouble. By Elite the scientist means not just the 0.1% uber Rich but also the 5-10% of highly educated upper middle class professionals, who find their jobs are being fought over by more and more competitors.
Another article, in more depth, about the same scientist and their work.
This past year has been rough on us all, and has taught me clearly, that those of us on the bottom of the economic ladder are all on our own.