I read a book many years ago called "The Fourth Turning". It has to do with Generational Dynamics and history repeating itself. Two historians analyzed specifically American history, and saw a pattern - history repeated about every 80 years. With these 80 years segments, there are four distinct phases - each approx. 20 years long - they called these phases 'Turnings'. The most important Turning is the Fourth Turning. ·The first turning is a ‘high,’ an upbeat era in which institutions are strengthened, new civic orders are planted and individualism is weakened. ·The second turning is an ‘awakening,’ a passionate era of spiritual upheaval in which the civic order is challenged by new values. ·The third turning is an ‘unraveling,’ a time when individualism rises and institutions and civic orders weaken and new values are implanted. ·The fourth turning is a ‘crisis’ time when there is widespread upheaval and civic orders are replaced with new ones. The last fourth turning was 1929 - 1949. The start of this fourth turning is 2008 - the great Recession - just about 80 years from 1929. What's interesting to me is how the crisis seems to be global in nature, and how the number of crisis grows and grows. The latest four being US invaded by illegals / Ebola / ISIS / Israel. It seems there is now a crisis every couple of weeks.