- The central banks are the key players at this stage. When they fail, the system will fail.
- How today's Frankenmarkets are poised to collapse
- Where we see the most convincing signs that the global economy is now falling into recession
- Why we should expect bad times to lead to even worse decisions
The reason I still get angry and frustrated from time to time is because we’re just wasting very important time and resources that really ought to be dedicated to other pursuits.
As I watch the US electorate recklessly lurch from one emotional outrage to another, I truly wonder if this is really just the emergent outcome of how events spread virally — or if it’s not something more intentional and sinister. Is this all a program designed to keep people revved up but pointed in the wrong directions?
So if you find yourself increasingly feeling that things are really off track, that’s probably because you’ve also been paying close attention to the news. Whether by design or default, this doesn’t speak well to our ability to rally effectively to address the many massive predicaments society faces.
As an ex-Facebook executive said about the nefarious aspects of the social media phenomenon he helped to create, “No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth; you are being programmed.”
That closely matches what I am seeing in the online world now. And it’s really unfortunate, because the stakes are so high. We really need to begin preparing for a very different future.
Which is hard, if not nearly impossible to do in a fractured and polarized world such as the one that’s been emerging over the past few years.
The central banks are at the very center of it all. The financial markets have taken on a new significance in the world and are now one of the prime, if not the prime, signaling mechanisms used by central planners to communicate with the world.
So it's critical to understand that the most important factor in play is…