The Big Picture: Our Curiously Failing Civilization

Governments around the world are in various stages of financial failure, all seemingly trying to be Argentina.  Curious, no?  Look at debt and deficits; you see government spending issues; most of the few exceptions have other problems.  Look then at global migration patterns showing people leaving poor places for places going broke, an unhappy trend line.  Look anywhere; we can't seem to govern ourselves worldwide, while people protesting are multiplying everywhere. The U.S. and the EU can't stop borrowing and spending, though no one can expect their stultified economies to bear the debt they've run up.  Arab riots and civil wars reflect those countries' corrupt dictators' inability to sufficiently subsidize the citizens.  Armed insurrections and massive demonstrations plague Russia, India, China, and Latin America; Africa has more than its share of failed and failing states.  The Global Incident Map shows worldwide terrorism and both underlines...(Read Full Article)