What are the big questions that 2014 might answer?

Summary:  December brings forth a crop of retrospective analysis about the past year and confident forecasts about the next. The FM website has posted almost daily doses of the former, and I lack the confidence to do the latter. Instead let's ask about questions. What issues might dominate 2014, and influence the years beyond? Finding … Continue reading What are the big questions that 2014 might answer?

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Question time on the FM website. Post your questions and answers!

Summary: It’s time again for question time — “ask the mineshaft”. In the comments post your questions about geopolitics. And post your answers to other people’s questions.  This is a community exercise, from the German “Gemeinschaft” (see Wikipedia). Contents How do open source projects & businesses fare in the Boydian world of competition, rate of … Continue reading Question time on the FM website. Post your questions and answers!

Updates to past posts, and an open thread to post comments and questions about gepolitics

Summary: Today we have updates to past posts, interesting recent news about important themes.  Also, please use this as an open thread to comment and ask questions about geopolitics. Contents More news of the robot revolution The rumor-mongers were wrong (again) about US carriers attacking Iran Ayn Rand back in the news! The rumors were … Continue reading Updates to past posts, and an open thread to post comments and questions about gepolitics