It’s always interesting and thought provoking to read a knowledgeable person’s predictions for the future. Investment advisor Doug Casey takes a crack at it here http://www.safehaven.com/article/21244/our-economic-future-from-best-to-worst-case and offers three possible scenarios for what might happen over the next twenty years. Surprisingly, he is generally optimistic although he believes the world is in for hard times. His suggestions for what to do are more investment oriented than realistic for most people but the scenarios he lines out should cause even the casual observer to stop and think. (H/T to Bert for the link).