Michael O’Sullivan argues that power is shifting with the impact of technology and the changing global economy. The World is a risky place and as the U.S. steps away from being the World’s Policeman, China is stepping in to fill the power vacuum. O’Sullivan writes about the rise of crypto-currencies which will change our banking system. There’s a recalibration of trade agreements, alliances, and influence in the world. O’Sullivan sees the U.S. slipping down from the top position.
Demographics also play a role in the shifting status of countries. Robots, manufacturing operations in space, and climate change all impact nations big or small. Yet few governments are planning for the future, most are still stuck in the Past. Falling U.S. birthrates, falling life-expectancy, increasing overdose deaths. Where do you think the U.S. is going? Are things getting better or worse? GRADE: A
Table of Contents:
1 The Levelling 1
Brexit, Trump, Noise, and Disruption
2 The Tide Goes Out 23
Running Out of Breath Economically, Losing Patience Politically
3 What’s Next? 57
Déjà Vu All Over Again
4 The Levellers 81
Agreements of the People
5 Can They Do It? 103
Equality, Accountability, Responsibility
6 Great Countries or Strong Countries? 133
Katherine Chidley’s Dilemma
7 A Westphalia for Finance 167
Learning to Live Without the Central Bank Comfort Blanket
8 A Multipolar World 211
As the World’s GDP Moves Eastward
9 A New World Order 243
Levellers or Leviathans?
10 The Hamilton Project 277
What Would Hamilton Do?
11 Looking Ahead 303
From Noise and Disruption to … What?