Sunday 26 February 2017

The three reasons why attitudes are changing worldwide

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Donald Trump’s win surprised many. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo
Donald Trump’s win surprised many. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

First Brexit then Donald Trump, two surprising results which contradicted pollsters' predictions. So what exactly is going on here? Actually the answers are quite complex - society is a dynamic, ever-changing entity.

I believe changing attitudes world-wide are driven by three main changes in society: Globalisation, modernisation, and an ageing population.

An example of globalisation can be clearly seen in the break up of the Soviet Union and the resultant absorbing of former Soviet satellite states by an ever-expanding Europe.

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