People everywhere have a growing sense that the world appears to be headed to a very different, and likely much darker place.
In the United States, Donald Trump has shocked the world with his ascendency.
Upon investigation, the reason that large groups of people seem to believe in him, is that they are feeling insecure economically. More on that in a moment.
In Great Britain, last week the people voted to leave the European Union.
Again, just like with the U.S. example, when you dig deeper, the main reason you will uncover is economic.
Like the message from Trump, the fears being expressed were about “outsiders” and “immigrants” stealing their jobs and economic power.
It’s important to note that the United States and the United Kingdom are two of the countries that have recovered fairly decently, relatively speaking, from the 2008 global financial meltdown.
Most other countries have not quite done as well yet, and their economies are doing worst than the U.S. and U.K. economies.
The bottom line is that there are a couple of forces at work…
… and those two forces are, unfortunately, bringing with them significant upheaval, and…
… economic inequality…
… and insecurity about the future.
What is causing this poverty, economic inequality and insecurity?
The changes – and widespread poverty – are being caused by two big and unstoppable forces: