I was in London with my Dad when the Labour manifesto* was released. My Dad just said "Huh he just wants to take us back to the 1970's etc. etc."
To which I replied sarcastically, "But Dad, the current system is just working so well for so many of us!"
The fact is that the world now runs on debt. The more debt you have the better. Has Greece been abandoned? No, it's still there. The deeper you look into the world economy and how it's run, basic common sense economics no longer apply.
Until we abandon this evil mutated form of Capitalism that just allows the top 1% to make all the profit instead of everyone involved getting a bite of the cherry, the craziness will just continue.
First step - Get all the money out of politics.
* - Manifestos just go straight in the bin by 7pm Election Day.