Well, World, We Had A Good Run

I guess this is it. The Amazon, the globe’s largest carbon sink, is burning, the yield curve has inverted, there are trillions of dollars of negative interest debt on global markets and even in corporate bonds, and the US government is projected to run a trillion dollar deficit for the next forever. The media is maintaining false equivalencies between the “far left” protesting white supremacists, because we’ve normalized the far right, who apparently want everyone dead in planned mass shootings. Oh, and they’re still putting children in concentration camps at the US-Mexico border, because I guess that’s a good use of taxpayer money that we seem to not have any of. But, hey, my 401(k) is doing great, eh, libturds? This seems to be the dominant rhetoric from the Right on the state of things.

Nothing can shake the longest bull market in US history. Until, of course, something does shake it– perhaps someone blowing someone else up, or perhaps another tweetstorm aimed at derailing a sold half century of diplomacy with NATO allies– and then we’re up a certain crick, as it were. Honestly? I kind of can’t wait. I mean, can’t be that bad, right? It’ll be ugly. But a substantial disruption of neoliberal market capitalism might be the best way to, well, disrupt the idea that neoliberal market capitalism is the only way to do things.

Going to get into bed now, debating whether I should read about marketing management for my business degree (hey, if you can’t beat ’em, right?) or my book on austerity.

Nat M. Zorach

Nat M. Zorach, AICP, MBA, is a city planner and energy professional based in Detroit, where he writes about infrastructure, sustainability, tech, and more. A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he attended Grinnell College in Iowa, the Kogod School of Business at American University, the POCACITO transatlantic program, the SISE program at the University of Illinois Chicago, and he is also a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow. He enjoys long walks through historic, disinvested Rust Belt neighborhoods at sunset. (Nat's views and opinions are his own and do not represent those of his employer).

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