A anthropologist explains what happened to the American Empire

History of American imperialism

Summary: Anthropologist Maximilian Forte explains the dynamics of our mad (and unprofitable) empire, why we love it, and its eventual end. The history of American imperialism. Click to enlarge. What Happened to the American Empire? By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology, 11 January 2018. Reposted with his generous permission. Has anything out of the ordinary happened to … Continue reading A anthropologist explains what happened to the American Empire

Arthur C. Clarke warns us about bold confident predictions

Sailing into the Future

Summary: Arthur C. Clarke warns about the "Hazards of Prophecy." Don't take those predictions about 2018 & beyond too seriously. Especially the gloomy ones about technological stagnation, with so many signs that a new industrial revolution has begun. We're sailing into an unknown future.   "Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Nerve" By Arthur C. … Continue reading Arthur C. Clarke warns us about bold confident predictions

Urine tests show America’s wealth being pissed away

Leeches are modern medicine

Summary: Economist Ed Dolan points to an amazing example of our mad health care system at work. It is one of the least discussed of America's most serious problems.   This week I had a cardiovascular workup at a hospital. I got a physical exam, blood tests. chest x-ray, and treadmill EKG. The results were … Continue reading Urine tests show America’s wealth being pissed away

Governments weaponize famine. See it working in these 4 nations.

Famine in Africa

Summary: Brutal famine has four nations in its grip, deliberate results of their governments' policies. While we wreck the Middle East, spreading jihadist movements, they get a pass (unless we help them). This is a powerful article with horrific news. "The Nazis Used It, We Use It" Alex de Waal on the return of famine … Continue reading Governments weaponize famine. See it working in these 4 nations.