Opinions differ as to where the world is heading. Depending on which indicators the observer chooses to focus upon, arguments can be made for either side. Many argue that the cases of breakdown already seen in some social, environmental and ecological systems portend even more fundamental and widespread collapses in the future. These same groups express particular concern that efforts have not been made to develop the institutions that will be needed to handle these predicaments. Others point out that we have been able to handle most of the crises we have faced and that there is no reason to assume we will not do likewise in the future.
Most people stick to their daily routines, leaving the big questions to others. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose; the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Markets First is basically the mainstream U.S. Republican paradigm - it is beloved by conservatives worldwide.
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