(2-21-14) The Global Speculative Bubble II is still concentrating wealth and while civil unrest is created by rampant corruption in all governments, it flourishes when economic speculative bubbles occur because it's simply an opportunity to be more corrupt.
Riots in Thailand and Ukraine are grabbing headlines but sooner or later civil unrest will spread to the core states and increase in the G-20 nation-states, as it already has in Europe.
The United States, Japan and South Korea are the last holdouts but at some point civil unrest has got to occur due to the wealth gap that the speculative bubble – first Spec Bubble I and now Spec Bubble II – is creating.
Spec Bubble I reached its peak throughout 2007. Real estate generally peaks first in terms of the bubble. Equities were the last which is precisely what happens in speculative bubbles. Real estate peaked in July of 2006, while equities peaked in September of ’07. The speculative bubble in all other asset classes peaked within those two time frames.