The globalized economy is a colossal Ponzi Scheme in which the vast majority survive on the bread crumbs falling off the table. The possibility of 7 billion people achieving a consumption-oriented lifestyle is zero, so the World Bank conveniently set the poverty line at $1.25/day to legalize global slavery. As long as someone else's children are doing the suffering, it's "all good". Post-2008, this illusion was extended merely by plundering all future generations.
Everyone's least favourite subject - how we fucked up God's gift and conveniently lied about it, while worshipping in the temple of greed...
Now we are starting to pay full price, and then some, as mother nature uses fever to kill off the human virus.
On the bright side, when the bubble economy bursts, there will be a lot fewer SUVs anything on the road.
Here lies a society that plugs its kids full of junk food, bankrupts its own grandchildren with debt, and still trusts Wall Street to manage its retirement funds, under the greed soaked fantasy that 2008 can't happen again.
The likelihood that this society would ever accept Global Warming Reality was less than zero.