In the News (from the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition): “The financial crisis has drained the world’s capacity for dealing with shocks. The frequency and severity of risks to global stability have amplified, while the ability of global governance systems to deal with them has not. These are the conclusions of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2011, launched [on 12 January 2011]…
“Global Risks 2011 concludes that three key clusters of risk are creating significant liabilities for the coming decade:
“Macroeconomic risks: the global financial crisis was built on longer term structural weaknesses in the global economy. Macroeconomic imbalances, fiscal crises in the developed economies, massive unfunded social liabilities and weak financial markets form a complex nexus of economic risk.
“The illegal economy: greater numbers of failed and fragile states, increasing levels of illicit trade, organized crime and corruption form a nexus of criminal risk. A networked world, governance failures and economic disparity create opportunities for illegality to flourish.
“Resource limits to growth: the world faces hard limits at the most basic level in terms of water, food and energy. Rising populations and consumption and climate change drive this challenge, while interconnections between these issues make response difficult.
“‘Twentieth century systems are failing to manage 21st century risks; we need new networked systems to identify and address global risks before they become global crises,’ said Robert Greenhill, Managing Director and Chief Business Officer at the World Economic Forum.
“The interconnectedness and complexity of issues mean that unintended consequences abound, and traditional risk response mechanisms often simply shift risk to other stakeholders or parts of society.”
My Comment: Studies show that we exist in the new system of social relations. We are not able to understand this system, let alone manage it. But in this case, our future is unpredictable, and we do not know what to do every moment. That is why it’s better for us not to act at all until we learn this system.
However, during the time that elapsed since the beginning of the crisis (the Club of Rome became aware of it in the 1960s), we haven’t understood the nature of the changes in our world and society. We feel more and more like the blind in an unknown space. We lack the senses to understand the new network of relationships between different parts of the world and society.
We define this new system of relationships as global and interconnected, but we ourselves were not created in such a system and do not fit it internally. The reason is that we cannot understand the new world, let alone manage it. By inertia, we want to apply the laws of the old world to the new world.
The laws of the new world are the laws of mutual guarantee. They are known to us from Kabbalah. That is why it is revealed in our times. Until the world gets familiar with these laws, the crisis will go on….