12 reasons why it is too late for a “restart” in the West capitalist world— and Eldorado is in the South

  1. We are too old: soon we will be more elderly than working population, till after 2050;
  2. Energy transition is not guaranteed, at all, and energy blackouts are to be expected;
  3. Our job markets are exhausted: in every business area there is an exponential war for talent;
  4. Our people are exhausted, in collective psychosis, and upset about incompetence of leadership and of the future;
  5. People are getting poor faster and faster (energy costs,…);
  6. The dreams of Big Corp of total population control are collapsing by the week;
  7. Our sovereign states cannot finance repetitive climate and natural disasters — they are already virtually bankrupt, and tax incomes are going to lower each year;
  8. Education is near to the essential questions of agility, systemic management of complexity, human development, disruptive innovation;
  9. Political failure is visible with naked eye, the hour of judgement (elections) is close;
  10. The system is rusted, and is blocking innovations that are outward bound;
  11. Nobody cares about transition any more — the bill is going to be a multiple every year we waste;
  12. Systemic risks are gargantuesk.
  1. They are young (80% under 30);
  2. They are used to being poor;
  3. Jobs are everywhere;
  4. People are happy and nice;
  5. People are poor already, and can only become wealthier by collaboration ;
  6. They are used to disasters;
  7. They are used to collaborate for survival, with their whole ecosystem;
  8. They can start from scratch — and innovate disruptively;
  9. A new generation of politics is emerging, of young, smart, conscious world citizens;
  10. Systemic risk ? What are you talking about ?
  11. There is no system to fight against;
  12. They are aware they have everything to win from transition.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Michel A. de Kemmeter

Michel A. de Kemmeter

Expert in economic transition, keynote speaker, author, consultant and investor. Professor @VUB Vesalius College. Inventor of the “Systemic Economy” model.