The young, the liberal, the affluent and the cosmopolitan looked on and shook their heads. They couldn’t grasp what was going on. The years 2016 and 2017 were when so many people collectively went mad. Those affected were mostly the old and the poor. They had succumbed to a mass delusion that prompted them to rip apart the support system that had sustained them for 60 years and had delivered the greatest growth in prosperity that the world had ever seen.