Seven troubling trends for 2015

Seven troubling trends for 2015. Noah Smith of Bloomberg View outlines the seven things that are worrying him as we head into 2015: 1) Democracy is on the back foot. Since 2007, the number of free countries in the world has fallen. 2) Household income is depressed in rich countries. 3) The rate of new business formation is falling. Simply put, fewer and fewer Americans are starting new businesses. 4) Wealth inequality is on the rise. 5) Obesity is still rising. By 2030 there are projected to be more than a billion obese people on the planet creating huge medical costs. 6) Measles and whooping cough are back. Measles, which had all but vanished as of the year 2000, is now at a 20-year high, with 15 separate outbreaks in the first five months of 2014 alone, and whooping cough is up by 24 percent. 7) Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. I saved the most worrying trend for last. Full article here: (VIEW LINK)

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