"We’ve discovered the recipe for human prosperity, after many long millennia of being locked into kings making wars on one another for land, palaces, and slaves. Only some backwards countries, like America, do not want to use this recipe. And they are telling the very people who made this discovery that they should not want it either. Will the discoverers of the recipe for human prosperity be foolish enough to listen to the falling empire that rejects it — and join it in collapsing? The future is a choice between fascism and social democracy which is the most powerful engine of human prosperity the world has even known, period, full stop. But not everyone is going to make the right one. Why not? Let’s start small, and zoom out."