FM newswire for March 19, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis, collected from around the Internet. If you find this useful, pass it to a friend or colleague.

  1. From one of the world’s few real futurists:  “The Next Big Thing: Anger Management“, Martin van Creveld, Foreign Policy, 15 April 2009 — “Big Brother is coming. So what are we going to do about it?”
  2. Good news:  “An unconventional glut“, The Economist, 11 March 2010 — “Newly economic, widely distributed sources are shifting the balance of power in the world’s gas markets”
  3. In Jeopardy, the answer would be $56,000 per home:  “Broadbandits – What’s wrong with the FCC’s plan to bring high-speed Internet access to rural America“, Chris Wilson, Slate, 16 March 2010
  4. Just how dangerous is Mexico?“, Ian Bremmer, blog of Foreign Policy, 16 March 2010
  5. About the most interesting book of the year:  “The predictioneer: Using games to see the future“, New Scientist, 17 March 2010
  6. Technical but valuable analysis:  “How will an RMB revaluation affect China, the US, and the world?“, Michael Pettis (Prof at Peking U), 17 March 2010
  7. The Gender Degree Gap and The Great Mancession“, Mark Perry (Prof Economics, U Michigan), Carpe Diem, 17 March 2010
  8. Good questions, but we’ll never get the answers:  “The Pentagon Church Militant and Us – The Top 5 Questions We Should Ask the Pentagon“, William J. Astore, TomDispatch, 18 March 2010
  9. Clear, brief explanation:  “Stagflation Versus Hyperinflation“, Paul Krugman, blog of the New York Times, 18 March 2010 — The short version is “hyperinflation is always and everywhere a fiscal problem”
  10. From the last American guru”  “Taking the Tenth – The Last Hope“, Fred Reed, 19 March 2010 — Provocative and insightful, as always

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