Summary: Political commentary often reveals more from its blindness than its insights. For example, a widely-cited analysis at Salon by journalist Andrew O'Hehir tells us some entertaining harsh truths -- but avoids deeper, useful insights that would disturb his Outer Party readers (i.e., politically passive managers and professionals). "Two despised frontrunners, two dying parties & … Continue reading American politics isn’t broken. It’s working just fine for the 1%.
Summary: A century ago the Irish Rising shook the British Empire, already weakened in the midst of WWI. Here Stratfor looks at this pivotal event, with echoes still heard today. (2nd of 2 posts today.) Remembering the Irish Easter Rising a Century On Stratfor, 24 April 2016 A century ago in Dublin, the spark of … Continue reading Stratfor remembers Ireland’s Easter Rebellion, 100 year ago
Summary: Two experts, Emilio Iasiello (cybersecurity) and Matt Epstein (Russia) analyze a rare bit of good news about global security. Despite the powerful political forces in both nations benefiting from the revived cold war, Obama and Putin have sought common cause in the face of the great 21st century challenge of cybersecurity. Note the bias. … Continue reading The US & Russia: Cyber-cooperation against common foes
Summary: The monetary experiments central banks are running in Japan, Europe, and America will shape the global economy of the 21st century -- no matter what the result. Here Stratfor looks at the growing tensions between the ECB and Germany. It's a sound analysis. But note Stratfor's top-down perspective. By "Germany" they refer not to … Continue reading Stratfor: Germany and ECB Face Off. Better than any WWF fight.
Summary: Scientists soon will start another round in the revolutions shaking society by producing a male contraceptive pill. The effects could be wonderful, improving family planning and helping reduce pollution and minimize climate change. Prepare for the next drop in fertility The average number of births per woman based on age-specific fertility rates. "A variety … Continue reading The male pill is coming. It will change everything.