Whom will this transition favor?
It may favor those with houses–with mortgages and kids–who are willing to pay whatever they can for a word of security.
It may favor the imaginative, who may talk their way into shelter and protection.
It may favor the itinerant–the rough and lonely individual–who can adapt to extremes.
It may favor the athletic–those who can run fast, climb things, and hide.
It may favor the heavily-armed captains of arsenals, bearers of military patches and flags.
It may favor the completely docile and indifferent–for their ability to follow the direction that lines up in front of them.
It may favor those who know how to make and keep friends.
It may favor the cynical, the skeptical, the critical–for their tendency to abstain from possible harm and to judge circumstances before they arrive.
It may favor those who succeeded in the previous world–because the record indicates the overcoming of obstacles and victory over tough odds.
It may favor the failures, who survive despite their failures.
It may favor those who defend the old-time religion of economics, with fists and knives.
It may favor those who reject the old religion as false.