The US and global economies have actually gained a lot of ground since the 2008 financial crisis. But anyone who thinks we’re on a steady path to the promised land clearly hasn’t been paying attention. Global economic growth has actually slowed to a crawl, inflation is sinking and consumer confidence remains low. Commodity prices are in their worst crisis of a generation and central banks are easing monetary policy at an alarming rate. The United Kingdom just decided to leave the European Union (EU) in a vote that has actually changed the fundamental outlook on the pan-European project.