This session will challenge your preconceptions. The near future will not look like the world of the past. China and Russia could collapse. The European Union could break apart. Interest rates and Inflation could soar. Deflation could return. In the developed world, populations almost everywhere are shrinking. Supply chain risks could challenge large populations not only for goods and energy, but also food and water. Sea piracy? The United States, Texas and Mexico should do well in this new world.