Summary: As we watch the candidates babble in the Campaign2016 circus, we can look across the Pacific to see a rational geopolitical strategy, something America has not had for decades. Here's a note about China rebuilding its fabled Silk Road -- revised for the 21st century. The Grand Design of China's New Trade Routes Stratfor, … Continue reading Stratfor: China builds a new Silk Road for the 21st century
Summary: The polls dominate the election news, but there are better ways to forecasts of its results. Here is one of the best: aggregating the various forecasting models. The results gives us time to prepare for the Clinton administration. See below for links to posts describing what we'll see. Prediction: a landslide for Hillary Clinton … Continue reading PollyVote gives a reliable forecast about the Election. Prepare for Hillary.
Summary: The latest Gallup poll about the public's trust in the media has bad news about this key industry -- and for America, which relies on this to make the Republic run. It's another industry ripe for disruption. We can only guess if for the better or worse. Watch an industry die: the long decline … Continue reading Gallup sounds the death knell for the news media. Disruption coming!
Summary: While scientists debate if we live in the Anthropocene era, let's not fall into delusions of grandeur. Natural forces can wipe away cities and destroy regions despite our impressive powers. We have prepared poorly or not at all for most of these. This is a luxury we can no longer afford. “We don’t even … Continue reading It’s the Anthropocene! But natural threats will still kill millions unless we act soon.
Summary: The Campaign 2016 circus continues, each chapter weirder than the last. Trump's caravan is weirdness on wings, with his bizarre stream of misinformation and fantasy. Also interesting (if less scary) are the stories about Hillary's health. This is a follow-up to Important advice for us about the election from Obama’s doctor. Only by reviewing … Continue reading We can learn much from the stories about Hillary’s health