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Wild swings between left and right used to be a defining feature of Middle-to-South-American inequality states. Now it's come to North America and parts of Europe. It's not just about income inequality (with a bleeding middle class) but also about the urban-rural divide. The psycho politics will peter out in numb exhaustion, if at all. It's difficult for political leadership to turn the rudder in a tailspin whilst using old recipes. Additionally, 2019 is the year where economic expansion will slow down and halt. All good things come to an end.

The Green surge will not signify a lasting realignment. They're currently enjoying the benefits of the image of being the normal, non-dramatic ones. Sooner or later the internal contradictions of middle-class lifestyle & wellness politics will land in the zone of material conflict. Middle of the road indifference is not going to cut it. I hope I'm wrong about this.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Thu Dec 27th, 2018 at 11:24:12 PM EST

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