Gaps between rich and poor are not new but just as the child in a slum can see the skyscraper nearby, technology allows anyone with a smartphone to see how the most privileged live.
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I think this is the key to understanding civil unrest through the entire world at this point in history. For the first time most ambitious, testosterone-fuelled adolescent males can see and feel what they are missing and in all likelihood will be unable to achieve and this leads to unresolvable internal conflict. This then turns to anger and finds an outlet in violence. Dress it up in religious fervour or nationalism if you want but ultimately it’s envy and rage.

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