The world’s cascade of disasters is not a coincidence

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The world’s cascade of disasters is not a coincidence

Trends towards a pandemic and social disorder have been brewing for decades. In short, history is repeating itself

Niall Ferguson

“It never rains, but what it pours,” sang Judy Garland to Mickey Rooney in 1938, memorably describing what happens “if Lady Luck should happen to desert you”.

“You stub your toe, ouch, You hit your elbow, ooh, You bump your head, ooh.

“You step on a tack and you let out a howl. There’s soap in your eyes and you can’t find a towel, You try to comb your hair but can’t arrange it, Spill orange juice on your dress and have to change it...

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