15 main economic and social trends to know towards where we are going

WHY THIS BLOG?

“The boundaries of the unthinkable are exceptionally elastic”
(Claudio Borio, Bank for International Settlements).

THE LAST INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

“The main concern is that neither governments nor civil society will be capable of mitigating the great economic inequalities that the fourth industrial revolution will create.” Klaus Schwab on “The fourth industrial revolution”.

SHALL WE SHARE?

Government’s point of view on the economy could be summarized in a few short sentences: “if it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it and if it stops moving subsidize it”. Ronald Reagan

WE ARE THEIR PRODUCT

“Fifteen years ago your Mum was the person in the world that knew you best, today are Facebook and Google” (Xavier Sirvent).

SIMMERING

“The Paris deal puts the fossil fuel industry on the wrong side of history”. (Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace)

PENSION’s FRAUD

“Pensions: another Ponzi scheme”. From the newspapers.

POPULATION AGEING

"Spain will be in 2050 the second country in the world with the largest aging population, just behind Japan and together with South Korea".

EMERGING vs “SUBMERGED” COUNTRIES

“It is only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked”, Warren Buffet, with regard to the recent recession affecting many of the emerging countries.

NATURAL RESOURCES

“FAO insists that present generation can eradicate the famine” (La Vanguardia 14-10-2015)