Most-read posts on the FM website in 2011

Summary:  As we close the year, let’s look back and see what posts were the most popular.  We try to stay far ahead of the pack; some of these were controversal them but are accepted consensus today.  Best wishes to all for a great 2012!

We end 2011 with 1,940 posts on the FM website.  These have received over 3 million hits since November 2007 (550 thousand in 2011) and over 18 thousand comments.  Here we look at the posts that readers found most interesting.

In the comments please share which posts you found of most interest.  Mose useful, more prophetic — and most inaccurate, or forecasts least likely to become true.

Contents

  1. The fifteen top-viewed posts of 2011
  2. Most popular FM Reference Pages
  3.  The fifteen all time most-viewed posts (since the FM website started in November 2007)
  4. Not yet popular, but might prove prophetic

Note:  these do not include hits from RSS feeds, which adds roughly another thousand hits per post.

(1)  The fifteen top-viewed posts of 2011
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Title Views
Women dominating the ranks of college graduates; what’s the effect on America?, 7 Jul ’09 6,804
A brief note about the death of bin Laden, 2 May 2011 6,735
RIP, Constitution. The Second Republic died this week. We don’t care., 5 Dec ’11 4,515
“Some people just want to see the world burn”, 17 January 2009 4,268
Will China become a superpower?, 9 September 2011 4,259
Important information about the riots in Egypt, 30 January 2011 4,055
Another climate wild card: solar cycle 24, perhaps causing food riots, 1 Feb ’11 3,877
Would a default by the US government help America?, 21 February 2010 3,797
Another bill before Congress pushing the US further into endless war, 28 Nov ’11 3,747
A solution to our financial crisis, 25 September 2008 3,661
The Fate of Europe, nearing the point of decision, 13 September 2011 3,471
The little-known dark side of Ender’s Game, 12 September 2010 3,401
Peak Oil Doomsters debunked, end of civilization called off, 8 May 2008 3,302
Recovering lost knowledge about exhaustion of the Earth’s resources (eg Peak Oil), 27 Jan ’11 3,254
COIN-Now we see that it failed. But that was obvious before we started, 6 Dec ’11 3,232

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(2)  Most popular FM Reference Pages

  1. Financial crisis – what’s happening?  how will this end?
  2. Smackdowns – corrections & rebuttals to FM posts
  3. Predictions revisited – how do they look now?

(3)  The fifteen all time most-viewed posts (since the FM website started in November 2007)
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Title Views
Obama makes his first major policy error, 27 May 2009 23,535
A solution to our financial crisis, 25 September 2008 22,062
Peak Oil Doomsters debunked, end of civilization called off, 8 May ’08 21,132
An article giving strong evidence of global warming, 30 June ’08 21,851
Women dominating the ranks of college graduates; what’s the effect on America?, 7 JLY ’09 17,159
“Some people just want to see the world burn”, 17 January 2009 16,685
What will America look like after this recession?, 18 March 2008 15,330
Everything written about the economic crisis overlooks its true nature, 24 Feb ’09 14,197
A major leak of government secrets–read all about it!, 9 Feb 2009 12,797
Good news about global warming!, 21 October 2008 12,022
More about pirates: why we no longer “hang them high”, 5 January 2009 11,825
A picture of the post-WWII debt supercycle, 26 Sept 2008 10,613
Why has the worst recession since the 1930′s had so little impact on the economy?, 5 Oct ’09 10,580
Why has the worst recession since the 1930′s had such a mild effect on America?, 14 JLY ’09 10,244
The media doing what it does best these days, feeding us disinformation, 18 Febr ’09 10,114

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(4)  Posts of special interest

(a)   Not yet popular, but might prove prophetic:

  1. A solution to 4GW — the introduction
  2. Forecast: Death of the American Constitution, 4 July 2006
  3. The Fate of Israel, 28 July 2006
  4. Is America’s decline inevitable? No., 21 January 2008
  5. What comes after the Constitution? Can we see the outline of a “Mark 3″ version of the United States?, 10 November 2008
  6. A third American regime will arise from the ashes of the present one, 30 March 2010
  7. A look at the future of the world’s political and economic order, 4 June 2010
  8. The coming big increase in structural unemployment, 7 August 2010
  9. The coming Robotic Nation, 28 August 2010
  10. The good news:  America’s politics are neither polarized nor dysfunctional.  That’s also the bad news., 16 November 2011 — Expect progress in 2013!
  11. Recovering lost knowledge about exhaustion of the Earth’s resources (such as Peak Oil), 27 January 2011

(b)  Most useful

(c)  Interesting and recommended:

  1. How to get the study of 4GW in gear
  2. Why We Lose at 4GW – About the two kinds of insurgencies
  3. The facts about the 1970′s Global Cooling scare, 7 December 2009
  4. The Real Revolution in Military Affairs (it’s not what you think), 14 November 2005

4 thoughts on “Most-read posts on the FM website in 2011

  1. My personal favorite from 2011 was “An important article to read about another example of the fading rule of law in America.” This was a shocking expose on something that could turn then entire financial system on its head. It probably won’t because the logical consequences are too nasty for most judges to contemplate.

    The single most important post from FM so far has been “Forecast: Death of the American Constitution.” It was something I’d been working towards but FM was kind enough to shine a million watt spotlight on the issue and has guided my thinking ever since.

    1. There’s no better indicator that there’s something wrong with the entire financial system than when we fear the results of actually enforcing the few remaining laws that govern its behaviour.

  2. My favorite post of the year was your use of “It’s a Wonderful Life” here: A modern conservative dresses up Mr. Potter to suit our libertarian fashions.

    It seemed like a great post to share with my parents to introduce them to what blogging is. At the same time it introduced them to your site and maybe taking a small step towards improving things. I don’t know how to change things, and I have another 5 months before I no longer serve in the military which for me at least precludes active participation in fixing things (I’m of the George C. Marshall school of military participation in the political process) but I figured educating others was a small step.

    At the same time for anyone who doesn’t know what to do, approaching the issues at hand with close friends and family is a start. We may not fix things, but small starts now lead to massive change later. At the very least the foundation can be laid for the next generation. I don’t want to leave this state of affairs to my future progeny, If we start now, they’ll have a path which lights the way or at least points out the wrong way.

    1. Thank you for your feedback on the FM website, and for your service to our nation. Welcome to the movement to reform America, and stop the Quiet Coup now in progress. I agree with you that talking with friends and family is the place to stop.

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