It’s Sunday, you don’t have time to think about economics, war, chaos, the real problems of the world. As my best friend told me yesterday, he “does not want to lose sleep over it all.” I say:
“It’s better to lose sleep today, than to lose our children’s legacy tomorrow.”
The world around you is changing very rapidly. We’ve reached a stage in human growth where expanding economies no longer benefit is. Now, if the US economy grows, it actually hurts Americans. As complex as this seems to be, it’s rather simple actually.
The world is getting very full of people and the human “capital” we have created. Cars, boats, planes, washing machines, TVs, iPhones, etc etc etc etc. The population explosion is outdone by the “things” explosion.
If we continue, we will reach a critical mass very soon.
And while Barack Obama and the western powers plot more sanctions and childish punishments on their newly created arch villain, Vladimir Putin, it is the UK, Spain, Greece, and other western countries that are falling apart. The “Catalonia question” may be a turning point for all Europe. Spain’s leaders are desperately trying to save a whole Spain. Meanwhile Catalonia’s independence movement seems unstoppable.
If the Yes Scotland independence campaign revels in cheers of victory coming days. The website of the movement reflects some common truths about that country that are not too different from EU contemporaries. Scotland may well be, better off without helping to prop up a broken Britain economy. Many agree, if Scotland were independent today, it would be one of the richest per capita countries in the world. Screen legend and Scotland’s most famous advocate of independence, Sir Sean Connery may well get his lifelong wish.
This Sunday, if you like to watch sports, maybe America waiting for that final second TD pass to win it all, maybe it’s not the best world strategy.
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Additional image credit: Human Capital – Brad Bray