The systems that run the world are all based on money and exchange of goods for a benefit. This is easy to see when one goes to a shop and purchases goods and pays for them with the method of exchange in that area. It is not so easy to see, however, when one pays for something and the return is invisible. That happens in religion, for instance, whereby promises are made that after-death one will receive the entitlement.
It is at that point that magic enters the equation and in today’s world more things are based on promises than on reality. Arguments persuading one to part with their money are now covered by tertiary studies and economic degrees. The goal is making money circulate and that can be at any cost to either an individual or society in general.
What does one achieve when paying for a ride on a Merry-go-round at a local Fair? Or when taking a plunge over a cliff in a Bungy type experience? The only thing returned is a small rush of adrenalin that becomes addictive and makes the partaker want more of the same. These things are, however, counted as business enterprises and they are incorporated in the World Order.
Anything that gives a moments pleasure, or adds a little to the entertainment of the brain is good business. People will often pay more, therefore, for these things than for food for their body. Drugs, alcohol, and gambling are high on this list and they are all supported as they take money from pockets and savings and spin it out through the community.
The bottom line is the World Order is constructed on money and unless it flows throughout the communities it becomes stagnant and the structure it supports will fail. Governments are forever vigilant and they must ensure that their policies focus on helping the business sector over those that would stagnate the economy.
In countries where this is not the case the state can fail and this is happening now in some areas where the business sector is at a standstill or almost so. Recent examples include Venezuela, where the economy is almost non-existent and now Rio, the city that will soon host the Olympics Games, that has declared itself bankrupt.
It is obvious that many countries are fighting to stave off similar collapses as the World Order is rocked by an uncertain economic outlook. World-wide jittery nerves are watching with interest as the value in shares topple and financial systems struggle to overcome over-value in their currency and over-spending on things that may not save them, such as defense and wars.