By Bruce M Firestone, PhD

I am optimistic that the global economy will recover but it will be vastly different. Overall, it may not only be a more localized economy but a more productive one too as weaker players get weeded out and some industries fade while others surge. It’s also likely that the surpluses produced by revamped economies will be even more unevenly divided, which certainly could lead to more political unrest and stronger calls for government action to address inequality, which itself may be…