The first thing to note is the client is still piling on weight – up from two billion units to seven billion in the past 75 years – but continues to thrive, for the most part. And most of its ailments are mere hypochondria.
Take the concern the emergence of the Islamic State (IS) in the no-man’s-land between Iraq and Syria will lead to catastrophe.
There will allegedly be a worldwide surge in terrorist attacks, a Sunni-Shia religious war spanning the Middle East or even a global religious war between Muslims and everybody else.
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