A World Out of Joint
If there is not a restoration of some balance of power, the world will sink into a maelstrom of screwed-up governance, callous disregard for the people and a state of permanent war. The chief purpose of our neocon government is to give the Empire undisputed power and to make the giant corporations the multi-billionaire kings of this lopsided world.
Quality of life counts for nothing. The general wellbeing of the billions of people in the world, their health and education are of no importance. Job security and the fair treatment of workers are of no consequence. The good life as we know it will be gone forever, and very soon, if there is no change in the direction the present trend is leading us.
Only greed and lust for power and profit on the part of the tiny minority of sociopathic men and women who run the corporations and thus control the politicians will set the rules for the governance of the world. Everything else, everything of any human value will be deleted, annulled. There is no profit? The tyrants are not interested.
Free markets and deregulation
Neoliberalism began to take hold of the economy around 1980 with Margaret Thatcher in Great Britain and Ronald Reagan in the U.S., both hell-bent on redirecting the economy for the profit of the already wealthy, creating free markets all over the globe and deregulating trade and money speculation so as to set no limits for the further enrichment of the greedy.
The money would have to come from somewhere. Simple. The powerless workers would have to become increasingly powerless, the lower classes would have to become less and less educated and capable of standing up for their interests. The middle classes would have to give up their secure lives so the financial elite could bathe in champagne and blithely ignore the hardship of the working classes.
The Empire is born