No nation other than the US gives life terms to justices. Why? This is a pentocracy, masked as a democracy.
Judge Kavanaugh's judicial nomination recommendations to Bush resulted in a 5th Circuit which became the most executing circuit court in the nation.
The globalization euphoria waned with the 1997 Asian crisis. The policy of the IMF and the World Bank met with massive criticism and public protests in the global South in the 1980s. Hundreds of billions were needed to bailout bankrupt banks. The US could become indebted in its own currency.