Japan refuses to die, soon to become a 21st century star

Japan: setting sun

Summary: Japan continues to prosper, defying the doomsters' forecasts. Is this a delay of their end times, or the taxing down the runway before lift-off? Japan is in some ways further into the future than the rest of the world. We should watch and learn from them.   Since Japan's long crash began in 1989, … Continue reading Japan refuses to die, soon to become a 21st century star

Martin van Creveld explains the use of experts and oracles

Summary: Managing our increasingly complex world, where the past gives ever less guidance about the future, requires reliable predictions. Here Martin van Creveld provides a guide to prophecy, and the many ways it has been done -- from the distant past through today. When next you read confident forecasts, this will help you assess their … Continue reading Martin van Creveld explains the use of experts and oracles

A new paper shows why the climate policy debate is broken

Postcards from the frontier of science

Summary: An important new peer-reviewed paper about climate change reveals much about climate science, the public policy debate, and the role of science institutions in America. Here is a quick look at it and its lessons for us. Do remember you are there to fuddle him. From the way some of you young fiends talk, … Continue reading A new paper shows why the climate policy debate is broken

The Left uses violence to fight climate change

Climate War

Summary: The Left finds a new cause justifying political violence -- climate change. Let's examine their justifications for violence and the reasons they find it necessary. This story reveals much about 21st century America, and why our political system is in serious trouble. The Left has (again) brought violence to America's colleges -- suppressing conservatives' … Continue reading The Left uses violence to fight climate change

“Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve

Justice League

Summary:  Few of the reviews, whether giving one or five stars, well describe Justice League. This brief spoiler-free review (nothing not seen in the trailers) explains why you should see it. If you have seen it, this highlights some points you might not have fully appreciated. Post your thoughts about it in the comments. This … Continue reading “Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve