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A Practical History of How The New World Order is a Global Cycle and Where We Are Now According to Ray Dalio

Still from Animation, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio
Still from Animation, Principles for Dealing
with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio

When you hear the term 'The New World Order' which is somewhat interchangeable these days with 'The Great Reset' your mind may tend to wander to global conspiracy theories and The World Economic Forum (who I've previously established as so evil they don't even hide what they're doing).

While I don't put much stock in what people think the WEF is doing (as opposed to what it actually is doing) there is such a thing as 'The New World Order' that can be demonstrated as a reoccurring construct of change throughout history.

Ray Dalio, the founder, co-Chief Investment Officer and co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, which is a global macro investment firm and is the world’s largest hedge fund, is also connected to the WEF (so must be up to no good), has written a book, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order (Amazon Affiliate Link), in which he looks back on the history of this construct.

Ray has actually written a number of best selling books and is considered amongst the world's top 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. This article is not sponsored by him or his company though, as mentioned, I am using my affiliate link should you decide to click through and purchase his book.

However, to promote his book, Ray posted an approximately 40 minute animated video to his YouTube channel titled (rather uncoincidentally) Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio. The video is a thoroughly engaging look at how empires have risen and fallen over the last 500 years, and how each successive empire has followed largely the same trajectory through its rise and fall.

I first saw the video as a pre-roll ad on another YouTube video on investing in the stock market and was so engaged I watched the whole 40 minutes with the 'Skip Ad' button not even getting a look in. I'd encourage you to watch it below if you have any thoughts or concerns about 'The New World Order' and what it actually looks like in a historic context.

Most interesting to me is the disparity that develops between the rich and the poor each time as an empire becomes more successful - you can kind of see where speculative ideas like 'By 2030 you will own nothing and you will be happy' could certainly take hold in the modern context. Particularly if you look at China's population as an example of the next dominant empire.

China is often held up as THE example of what our lives might be like if a government overreaches with how much they influence our daily lives. Lately it's their social credit score system that has everyone up in arms.

Speculation aside, I think Ray's video is a really good foundation history lesson for anyone looking to the future regardless of whether you think it's all just a case of history repeating, or there is a more sinister new world order brewing where you're not in the one percent who will control the planet.

If Ray's animation leaves you wondering if China's rise is something of a concern below is another video from Ray's YouTube channel in which he gives his thoughts on China as the next great, modern empire. Does China’s Rise Have To Mean America’s Decline? | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

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