Newton's cause-effect Third Law is still in operation as is the Simple Gravity Pendulum model. It can be argued that the pendulum's swing toward greed and governance away from the people at the center really started to take off during Bush 43's tenure. As I see it, nothing of consequence has changed in that regard with Obama, aka The Prophet. Right now the pendulum is nearing an extreme as the center wakes up to what is really going on. This swing cannot last. It is only a question of what form the swing back to the center will take.