The American Dream turns into a Global Nightmare

April 21, 2014 • Climate Change & Mitigation, Daily Email Recap

The American Dream turns into a Global Nightmare

Commentary: 3 delusions that will backfire on us, self-destruct civilization
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) – The American Dream? Now a Global Nightmare? A ticking time bomb, a lethal virus spreading worldwide, could destroy the entire world, backfire, take down America and capitalism? Yes.

But, first, a little history: Five years ago Bill Gates and his Billionaires Club asked that question. But gave up. Here’s why.

Gates’ billionaires essentially asked: What do you think is the single, biggest ticking time bomb that will eventually take down global economies? The absolutely biggest one with a trigger mechanism that can ignite, set off a nuclear chain reaction that will throw a permanent wrench in global economic growth, ending capitalism, potentially destroying modern civilization as we know it.

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