The responses to my posts about the COVID-19 epidemic and my discussions with people (neighbors, fellow workers) reveal that a horrifying epidemic has spread across America. It can destroy America unless we resist.
The findings of the experts sent to investigate COVID-19 in China are essential information not only about the epidemic (an antidote to the misinformation pandemic) but also giving hints about the future of the world’s economy and politics.
Ignore the illusion of normality to see that we have entered an age of political revolution. The pressures are building on our political regime. This post describes one of the weakest links in our governmental system, perhaps soon to snap.
The next wave of automation will the big one. We must begin preparing for it now. Economist Ed Dolan describes one important part of the policy mix we will desperately need to manage this aspect of the coming new industrial revolution.