by James Corbett
January 31, 2021
I don’t need to tell you that we are living through world-historical times right now. The frequency of world-changing events is accelerating even as the impact of these events on our day-to-day lives is increasing.
As Lenin rightly observed: “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Perhaps there are years in which centuries happen.
With that in mind, I am taking my annual look at the year ahead and splitting it into three parts.
The first week I looked at the tectonic shifts that are taking place in the global monetary space and considered what these changes portend for the future of the world economy.
Last week I examined the ongoing (generated) COVID crisis and what we can expect as the Era of Biosecurity continues to unfold.
This week I will turn my attention to world geopolitics, analyzing the types of conflicts that we can expect to see over the course of this year and explaining how these conflicts will set the stage for even more dramatic events over the course of the decade.
The Fall of the American Empire
I know you’ve heard it before, but that’s because it is relevant, it is happening, and it is momentous. The American Empire is falling.
If you want to know what it looks like when an empire falls, don’t fret; we have a pretty handy template for that.
So if you’re getting that fin de siècle feeling from all of this, rest assured that you’re not alone. The feeling is everywhere and it’s reflected in the “end of the world as we know it” stories that cross the newswires on a daily basis now:
- Pandemic aftershocks overwhelm global supply lines
- Job losses from virus 4 times as bad as ’09 financial crisis
- World stands to witness greatest rise in inequality since record-keeping began
The world economy is teetering on the edge of oblivion and it threatens to bring the entire dollar-centric monetary order down with it.