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Each of these global trends is a complex wicked problem in its own right, but it is the dynamics between them that create the inevitable corseting effect.
Digitalisation lends itself to extreme winner-takes-all network eﬀects that ‘lock in’ consumers and other businesses, eﬀectively blocking competition. These monopolistic network effects are at a global level making them both impossible to regulate or unlock.
Consumer debt is the lifeblood of the economy, so if and when debts are repaid, money will be diverted from production or consumption of the goods and services that keep the global economy in motion.
10 billion people now have similar aspirations, creating the risk of a perfect storm by 2030, when demand for critical resources – water, food and energy – exceeds supply.
These changes to the world of work create economic precarity and psychological self-esteem which affects individual’s ability to contribute to the economy and society.
Many regulations have been designed for a national physical economy, which makes them inadequate and inappropriate for the realities of the 21st century globalised digital economy. This perceived unfairness undermines trust in the system.