As for stock markets–the devil take the hindmost.
One sure way to identify a system “optimized for failure” is if all the insiders are absolutely confident the system is “optimized for my success”.
Our overweening faith and confidence in our wealth and power make this a dimly lit Thanksgiving.
The reality is the roulette wheel is rigged and only chumps believe it’s a fair game.
What we need is not a return to the corrupt, tottering kleptocracy of 2019, but a re-democratization of capital, agency and money.
Trust in institutions, authorities and Big Pharma is scraping the bottom of the barrel, and rushing these vaccines into mass use with extremely high expectations of efficacy is setting up the potential for a devastating loss of trust in the vaccines should they fail to live up to the claims of 100% safety and 95% effectiveness.
The confidence that there will always be facilities and professionals to care for us is no longer realistic.
Realism must precede optimism or the optimism will collapse as the tsunami of reality comes ashore.
Put another way: the elites have cannibalized the system so thoroughly that there’s nothing left to steal, exploit or cannibalize.
In such a highly polarized, politicized environment, is such a scrupulously objective study even possible?