When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Westerners were led to believe we reached an end of history.
Non-stop economic growth and the universal spread of democracy was the expectation. With time, we’d live in an era of abundance and perpetual prosperity.
Well, that went out the window with the NATO-sponsored bombings of Yugoslavia, the American invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and regime change efforts in Libya and Syria.
On top of that, the Global Financial Crisis (2007-2008) gave the West a major reality check and showed how fragile the world economy really is.
And it didn’t just stop there.
The COVID-19 pandemic that has taken place over the last year-and-a-half has been devastating. Well, the government response that is. Almost universally, governments locked down their countries, forced their citizens to get masked, implemented social distancing standards, and rolled out mass vaccination programs.
The way governments responded created massive economic chaos and disrupted the social lives of millions. Now, nobody knows what will happen next.
There’s only so much you can control. The best thing you can do is to protect your wealth in these times of economic chaos. It’s what will keep you and your loved ones safe no matter what the elements throw at you.
Disregard politics, accumulate wealth.