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2388. Dipping into Toynbee.
One thing he sees as plausible is the rise of a strongman sword in hand (or at least just out of sight) who could lead the globe. Such a leader he says would be clear he is not tweaking the old system but replacing it.
An interesting alternative is suggested by Peter Barnes new book, Ours: the case for universal property. How to get the wealth, mostly in stock so vulnerable, out of the control f the .01% is a burden we all face.