We now proceed to answer the second question – how is a change of civilizations, what are the sequence and mechanism of this change on different floors of the pyramid of civilization. Change the source should be sought in the basement pyramid, in person, over time it needs and abilities, knowledge, skills and interests. Changing needs of the individual, the family – both biological and social. Each new generation of people, building on the current level of needs, new demands for food, clothing and footwear, housing, jewelry, etc. For the production of consumable goods and services families need to raise additional natural resources, raw materials, tools, energy sources. Population growth, social conflict and war, expand the range of social needs – needs to management, defense, maintenance of order. Infinitely an increase in the spiritual realm. Development of new territories, often with adverse climatic conditions, entails additional requirements.
Environmental pollution, damage to the biosphere in results of the Company extends the range of concerns about the natural conditions of production and people's lives. The growing volume and complexity of the structure of human needs, family, community, serve as an impetus for change at the all levels of the pyramid of society. General sociological law of elevation of human needs – material and spiritual, personal, industrial and military, current and future – should not be interpreted straightforwardly. Needs do not grow uniformly, they have their own cycle. During the formation of a new civilization there is rapid growth, it is literally an explosion of the needs of all segments of the population due to high economic growth and opportunity to direct a growing body of wealth on consumption needs – although the increase and accumulation, often with a faster pace. All segments of the population getting richer, though not identical rates.
But already at the stage of maturity revealed the fragility of the period falls short of expectations. Growth rates slowed down the consumption fund and the new generations whose needs have been spurred by the previous boom, placing ever increasing demands of that can not be fully satisfied. Intensified the struggle for the redistribution of wealth slow increments between different social strata and classes. Aggravated social tensions and conflicts. The ruling elite, feeling the tremors of approaching storms, social, tends to delay them, throw a "bread and circuses" dissatisfied masses, using external sources, anesthesia militarism, the redistribution of spheres influence and territory. This leads to an increase in the military sector, which further reduces the share of private consumption fund established in the national wealth – the loop is tightened, the company enters into a vicious circle. The futility of this way becomes apparent during the civilizational crisis. Starting a decline in production leads to lower living standards, and then all the more significant impoverishment of the population. The state is trying to help children, the elderly, the poor, but its capabilities are limited because of declining revenues and budget deficits. One has to resort to the issue, an additional release of money in circulation that spur inflation, which leads to even greater impoverishment of large segments of the population and depreciation of investments. Redistribution of wealth is growing, especially in favor of the "shadow economy".