This is the 34th comment posted under the Popular Science article MIT Predicts That World Economy Will Collapse By 2030:
I don't discount that Daniel A. Mercer was able to propose a "card deck" that produced a stable scenario. In practice, however, the recent scenarios that have unfolded, or are still unfolding, have been highly unstable. One explanation for Daniel's "final" project might be his capacity for designing a systemic long term fundamental solution "card deck." Similarly, one explanation for today’s emerging reality is that there are too many non-systemic short term symptomatic solution decision makers. Maybe W. Edwards Deming was right when he wrote that "... we are living under the tyranny of the prevailing style of management" and added that "The route to transformation is what I call Profound Knowledge. The system of profound knowledge..." I guess that the prevailing style of management has evolved as the worst kind of corruption, an environment of systemic corruption around key systems, like energy, water, health, etc.