Summary: 2016 is the breakout year for cybercrime. Ransomware went global, the third major theft using the global banking SWIFT system, and a multi-million attack on Japan's ATM's network. Here Stratfor looks at the mechanics of crime-fighting against cyberthevies. To Catch a Cyber Thief Stratfor, 3 June 2016 Forecast South Africa's Standard Bank, so far … Continue reading Stratfor: it’s the breakout year for cybercrime! How do we fight it?
Summary: The violence after the recent Trump rally reveals so much about our America. Let's start with the facts, and then look at the even more interesting reactions by the Left. It's a story of political theory, myopia, and hypocrisy. Trump talks of the dangerous other, and right on cue the ornamental dissenters show up … Continue reading San Jose’s riot tells us about the Left, Trump, & the coming violence
Summary: First, the good news: the May number was awful but probably noise. Then the bad news: job growth is slowing fast. It's the among last economic metrics to roll over, suggesting that we're sliding to a recession somewhere ahead of us. But the US is not a "Starbucks Economy"; real wage growth is normal. … Continue reading May’s job report shows the beginning of the end for the recovery
Summary: While journalists and pundits focus on exciting sound bites, immigration -- one of the hidden drivers of the populist uprising -- continues to surge. Here's the latest data. This is a follow-up to The numbers about immigration that fuel Trump’s campaign. (First of 2 posts today.) Immigration Surged in 2014 and 2015 More than … Continue reading Immigration to the US surges. It’s good news for Trump
Yesterday the BBC wrote about the "Swiss Gotthard rail tunnel - an engineering triumph", the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel -- part of a massive project to build world-class rail network for Switzerland. It included a typical graphic for these kind of articles. Note what major nation does not appear on the list, and … Continue reading Watch other nations build infrastructure for 21st C prosperity. We can, too.