The situation for world capitalism is like a Roadrunner cartoon, where ludicrously Wily Coyote has run off a cliff but doesn't start falling until he looks down.
As described in the opening article above, the financial crisis of 2008-9 was only averted by vast amounts of credit creation; this has polluted all dollars, making it highly likely that the implosion of the dollar in value will be one of the biggest signs of world capitalist economics hitting that canyon bottom.
Capitalism is heading into renewed world war via global trade war. Witness the posturing about restoring the USA's economic trading power greatness by the megalomaniac buffoon in the White House.
Hence also Brexit as rival imperialist countries, such as the far weaker UK, jockey for alliances and the breaking of alliances as all hell starts to break loose after decades of pretending that the Western world is one of peace, love, democracy and freedom.
The whole reason for the US-led destruction and ripping apart of the Middle East is NOT oil grabbing or the lying "war on terror", it is the need of world monopoly capitalism, led by the decaying but deadly firepower of Washington, to make more and more war, to beat down the world's masses for greater exploitation, to try to hang on to dominance, and, to in the end, by leaving vast areas of the world in bombed-out ruins (like Europe after WW2) to destroy enough of the mountains of surplus capital from the boom years (1945-1970s and beyond) to get profitable expansion going again.
All capitalist ruling classes circle this scenario like the worst kind of bandits - seeing what share of the spoils they will be able to grab - and fearing for their throats at the hands of the US's massive firepower.
But this cataclysm in preparation dooms the entire system. The world's masses are far too streetwise and have far too much folk-memory of the evils of war to put up with capitalist class rule continuing. Far too many poor, suffering people in the Middle East and elsewhere are actually living this mind-numbing hell of being trapped in war-ravaged nightmares or having their hopes of progress dashed by bourgeois military dictatorship (as in Egypt).
It only remains to rebuild the Leninist movement (see epsr.org.uk) in the teeth of middle-class hostility from the liberals, social-democrats, fake 'left' Trots and museum-Stalinists (whose tradition of political feebleness saw the liquidation of the USSR and Eastern European workers states).
Obviously, the rotten blows struck against the world's true communist future by decades of Cold War, Soviet Moscow's too often mistaken policies, and then the Gorbachev liquidation weigh heavily on the working class's consciousness.
But the Western world's unemployment, gig economy, benefits bashing, trade union and British Labour party or US Democrat uselessness, will eventually be utterly rejected.
Can the capitalist class avert the coming Great Crash??
The massive credit creation of Quantitative Easing (QE) has merely postponed matters.
If it could be averted then there would be no need for the frenzied Trump threats against "rogue states" etc and smashing up of the Middle East on the road to smashing up of Europe or Brazil or India etc.
The fear haunting all the world's capitalist governments is the economic death spiral. They need to jack up exploitation to pull in international bank investment and stop it fleeing. To do this, they need to cut services and public expenditure and workers wages. But that cuts consumer spending. Hence the spiral downwards making workers' lives more and more miserable. Hence all the stress, despair, bad health and bad mental health.
But despair will lead to anger, so the capitalists create their own gravediggers, as Karl Marx explained.
So there is no escape for capitalism from crisis or its fate.
As Karl Marx explains: "The last cause of all real crises always remains the poverty and restricted consumption of the masses as compared to the tendency of capitalist production to develop the productive forces as if only the absolute power of consumption of the entire society would be their limit." (Capital Vol III p568).