Fascinating. I would say that there is a correlation with cometary activity.
The collapse of the present era and economy was predicted by Professor David Hackett Fisher in his book, The Great Wave. Such collapses have happened for the past 800 years. Another collapse is underway and a new and better world is coming.
No solution, but he describes the problem very well and the animation really helps. The problem is that when anyone starts talking about alternatives to capitalism, that programmed bugaboo “socialism” starts flying around. Most people who use it don’t have a clue what it really means. Modified socialism would be a very good thing.