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Futurewise, Fourth Edition by Patrick Dixon

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CHAPTER 5RadicalReacting against twentieth-century values

The future will have a strong radical element to it, as traditional political movements shrivel and die. The digital revolution created the global village and globalisation the rules for trading within it, but neither has taught us how several billion people should live inside such a tiny ‘cultural space’.

GOVERNMENTS – LOSS OF POWER

All over the world the political scenery is changing and old forces are dying. What will replace them all? Governments are losing power. As we have seen, the global economy rules nations. Trading areas are regional. Currency is decided by markets. State services have been privatised and there is a trend towards local government.

In the case of Britain, most ...

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