The "collapse" expression goes mainstream. Around 2 years ago I noticed the mainstream media explicitly talking about a "next economic crisis" coming, but now many speak of "collapse". Notice the word "collapse" spreading. You will hear it more and more in mainstream media. It's grim. The Guardian - it's quite mainstream, considering the profusion of liberal material they publish: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/05/global-economic-crash-2020-understand-why I can recall one of my bosses seriously upset, saying "the crisis is coming, is it coming now or when is it coming?". He was the "numb" type who caught something in mainstream media (99 % of people won't even notice the sun rising or the rain falling unless they hear about it in mainstream media). So, the guy was seriously thinking not to make new hires and even "tightened the belt" on many of us. The guy literally freaked out. And he passed it on to many others. Yes, he was one of the owners of the business and became literally paranoid about the possibility of a crisis. Mainstream media will cause the PANIC and HYSTERIA, "needed" to collapse stock markets, to slow down sales and re-write consume behaviour... and potentially collapse entire economies. Apart from previous years, I really see 2020 highly likely to bring a severe economic crisis. If the masses lose faith, if they "learn" from mass media that they "should behave" as if "the apocalypse was coming", then it will happen. Worrying, indeed.