I am past the 50-year mark now and I live in there middle of Europe. And it’s not since COVID or the Ukraine war that I am convinced that Europe is on a slide into economic oblivion. We have messed up pretty much any challenge that was thrown at us for the last 30 years at least. We have crushed our economies and saddled them with impossible to repay debt, we have not encouraged the population to have more children replenishing the ranks. We have allowed our security to be hollowed out and we have jumped on every merry-go-round that promised feel-good. I won’t see the recovery in my lifetime.
Europe has an energy crisis. Factories are halting operations in the face of soaring energy prices; families are paying 50% more for heating (or opting to freeze in their homes), and Europe as a