Didier Darcet
4 November 2022

The Day After

A good way of tracking the cycles of capitalism is to identify the leaders of each cycle, for it is the cultural and economic forces of the time that appoint its leaders into positions of power.

Western capitalism experienced four cycles since World War II:

  • 1945-1969: The engineers
  • 1970-1990: The men of marketing
  • 1991-2007: The financiers
  • 2008-2021: The governments and the FAANG

They all succeeded for a while, then failed.
What’s next?