Global Trends 2020

Fear of the Future

Stocking up on guns

“One store owner told BuzzFeed News sales of tactical gear have increased 100% since the outbreak started.”

Source: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/its-not-just-food-and-hand-sanitizer-panicked-coronavirus

Panic buying loo roll

People have begun panic buying toilet roll, amid fears of supermarket shortages. In the UK this risks damaging the sewer systems as customers who are left without turn to kitchen roll or baby wipes.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/uks-sewage-system-in-danger-of-gridlock-from-toilet-paper-substitutes-coronavirus

Future of Work

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Reactions to uncertainty and inequality

Despite continuing improvements in health and quality of life worldwide, anxiety about the future pervades in many countries. Seventy-eight per cent of people agree we live in an increasingly dangerous world and 52%

Can governments ever tell a compelling story?

Some of the key clashes of values in global trends concern globalisation and the role of the state. While on average most citizens see globalisation as a benefit to

Media’s missing middle

The world is full of geopolitical tension, but globally societies are moving in a liberal direction on LGBT rights, with seven in ten agreeing that gay men and lesbians should be free to live their own life