- The Deep State, and its dawning realization that Wall Street is a foe vs an ally
- Why Wall Street's threat to the dollar hegemony is of such concern
- History gives us many examples to predict a 'war of elites' (e.g. Wall Street vs the Deep State) is highly likely
- Who will lose? And what implications will it have for the rest of us?
In Part 1, I sketched out why the financial sector—the Fed, Wall Street and “too big to fail” banks—pose a strategic threat to the nation, as their policies threaten one key foundation of American pre-eminence, the U.S. dollar. Should money and credit creation cause the dollar to lose its reserve status, the nation would lose the fundamental advantages that go with being able to print a reserve currency.
I then suggested that the Deep State might eventually wake up to the strategic threat posed by a self-serving financial sector, and this would lead to a showdown between the financial Elites and the Deep State.
The Systems-Level view: the S-Curve works on Wall Street, too
Long-time readers know that I often refer to systems-level dynamics, one of which is the S-Curve, which traces the rise, maturation and decline/crash of systems both natural and human-designed. An astonishing array of systems has been found to follow an s-curve, from the spread of infectious diseases to financial bubbles.
Why would Wall Street be uniquely immune to these systemic forces? I submit that Wall Street’s power has topped out and is about to decline precipitously, just like any other system which has over-reached by sucking its habitat dry.
I think we can chart Wall Street’s S-Curve thusly…