Goldman Sachs & BRICS: Alternative World Scenarios

Photo Source: Reddit — ”My version for a flag of BRICS”
U.S. Army War College: “A World 2010: A New Order of Nations” (written in 1992)
Sources: “World Interdependence” here and “The Cone of Plausibility: Past and Future” here

Personally, I don’t want to live within any of those pre-constructed cones (realities) — I’d like to exist outside of all of the cones and carefully reflect upon and create my own understanding of reality, while observing the “cone of plausible pasts and futures” from the bleachers. That’s my route, though, everyone is entitled to their own path.

  • Post-Industrial: Ultramodern, science-based/high tech oriented for information services and knowledge industries (dominate outer space).
  • Advanced Industrial: Highly modernized, automated and robotic 21st century manufacturing (use of space).
  • Transitioning Industrial: Modernized industrial/manufacturing and mostly agricultural economies.
  • Industrial: Modern, late 20th century industrial manufacturing and agriculture.
  • Pre-Industrial: Partly industrial to almost completely agricultural economy.
Alternative World Scenarios for Strategic Planning (1988)Post-Industrial countries included Canada, US, Japan, Europe, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Advanced Industrial nations: Israel, Singapore, South Africa, and Taiwan. Transitioning Industrial countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Industrial nations: China, Cuba, India, both Koreas, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey, Soviet Union (Russia), Venezuela, and Vietnam. Pre-Industrial countries: all other nations not listed in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and islands and territories in Oceania and elsewhere.

World Future Society & Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor: “A Decline of Superpower Influence” (circa 1986)—This is a slide from my presentation.

Nicholas Negroponte, Alfred Loomis & MIT Radiation Lab

https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/09/05/133159/mit-media-lab-jeffrey-epstein-joi-ito-nicholas-negroponte-funding-sex-abuse/
“Being Digital” by Nicholas Negroponte (1995)This is a slide from my presentation.

Mapping the Global Future (2003)

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Global%20Trends_Mapping%20the%20Global%20Future%202020%20Project.pdf
  • Davos World: provides an illustration of how robust economic growth, led by China and India, over the next 15 years could reshape the globalization process — giving it a more non-Western face and transforming the political playing field as well.
  • Pax Americana: takes a look at how US predominance may survive the radical changes to the global political landscape and serve to fashion a new and inclusive global order.
  • A New Caliphate: provides an example of how a global movement fueled by radical religious identity politics could constitute a challenge to Western norms and values as the foundation of the global system.
  • Cycle of Fear: provides an example of how concerns about proliferation might increase to the point that large-scale intrusive security measures are taken to prevent outbreaks of deadly attacks, possibly introducing an Orwellian world.

Goldman Sachs and BRICS (2001 & 2003)

https://www.goldmansachs.com/insights/archive/archive-pdfs/build-better-brics.pdf
https://www.goldmansachs.com/insights/archive/archive-pdfs/brics-dream.pdf

“to slow significantly toward the end of the period, with only India seeing growth rates significantly above 3% by 2050. And individuals in the BRICs are still likely to be poorer on average than individuals in the G6 economies, with the exception of Russia.”

Goldman Sachs Global Economics Paper №99: “Dreaming With BRICs: The Path to 2050” (published in 2003)

Goldman Sachs: BRICs and Beyond (2007)

  • India’s rising growth potential
  • Unlocking Brazil’s growth potential
  • BRICs and Green Energy
  • The Next Eleven (N-11) nations
  • Is Wall Street doomed?
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Can anyone else do a China?
  • Globalization and disinflation
https://www.goldmansachs.com/insights/archive/archive-pdfs/brics-book/brics-full-book.pdf

One has to wonder, was the BRICS coalition set up by Goldman Sachs (and others alike) as a possible reserve replacement for the dollar after its collapse? If we peel back the layers of the “illusion” that BRICS is “fighting back” against NATO and the West, it becomes clear that the people pulling the strings in the “anti-NATO” movement are the SAME people pulling the string behind NATO.

What the “anti-NATO” coalition might not realize is that the “saving grace” being presented as an “alternative” is constructed by the same people who they are currently fighting (it is a covert infiltration). This is not uncommon and I am not trying to pass what I am saying off as some “profound” analysis; this is just how I view the geopolitical landscape and I am sharing my thoughts because I fucking feel like it. Bite me.

Global Economics Paper №181 (2009)

https://www.goldmansachs.com/insights/archive/some-advice-for-g20.pdf
Goldman Sachs Global Economics Paper №181 (circa 2009)—this is a slide from my presentation.
https://www.piie.com/publications/papers/truman0109.pdf

It is my belief that the current crypto economy is the illegitimate love child of the “rebranding” done by the IMF (and other prominent multilateral institutions) in conjunction with the real (and very much justified) cries of the masses who demanded an alternative to the corrupt central banking cartel.

Goldman Sachs: “(De)Globalization Ahead?” (April 2022)

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