When you play the stock market or otherwise engage in gambling activities you generally want to play the odds. Typically the odds are set by precedent, which is to say the number of times something has happened versus how many times it has not or something similar.
This is interesting though because investors are usually pretty astute when it comes to figuring the odds, but they seem to have missed a massive elephant in the room. The fact is that throughout history there has never been an empire that has not eventually collapsed. Throughout history there has never been a single economy that has not at some point met up with complete and utter catastrophe. Even though the odds suggest there is a 100% chance that the world's economies will collapse investors have completely ignored this very strong and obvious warning, time and time again they ignore this warning only to end up in ruin.
You know they say those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it, but what do they say about those who do remember the past and yet still repeat it? Throughout history we can see that money changing has never once worked, it always fails eventually, the world, or large portions thereof, plunge into ruin. In the wake of Rome's collapse came the dark ages, in the wake of the Great Depression came World War II. This begs the question, how many times must we burn our hands on the stove before we realize we shouldn't touch a hot stove?
And of course the reason it doesn't work is because it's based upon false ideology, it's based upon something that is not true. The whole system of trade is based upon the idea that different things have different value and we, as humans, are capable of determining that value. Obviously I believe this is not true, but you're certainly welcomed to disagree with me. You don't need me to convince you if it's true or not, just wait and see what happens and you'll see for yourself.
If you're house is built upon a solid foundation it will stand the test of time, but if not then woe unto you. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but we all know...
P.S. And if it does collapse, your house, notice how the birds and the bees, the wolves and the tigers, the carp and the catfish didn't even notice. It is because their house stands tall.