Visionaries point the way to success in the age of 4GW

After WWII we entered the age in which 4GW is the primary mode of warfare.  In response first come analysts, followed by visionaries, then solutions (in three kinds). Analysts (see this chapter) and visionaries provide the foundation on which solutions are build.  Visionaries propose radical ideas for the conduct of warfare (beyond anything we can do today) or …

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The Internet makes us dumber: the Bakken euphoria, a case study

Summary:  A case study of information flow on the Internet, and some conclusions.  Why does the Internet sometimes make us dumber?  How can we use it better?  We will need all the help we can get in the days to come. The Internet can make us smarter — or dumber.  It depends on how we …

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Congress shows us how our new government works

History shows that the superficial forms of government remain long after the essentials have changed. For example, the Roman Empire retained the forms of the Republic long after the Republic’s death. Public policy experts, being so close to the object of their study, can be the last to see that a new regime has been …

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Weekend Reading – other interesting subjects

Table of Contents “Inside the Middle Class: Bad Times Hit the Good Life“, Pew Research Center, 9 April 2008 — 44 year low in number of folks considering themselves better off than 5 years ago. A valuable insight about anthropologic global warming (AGW) from Enrico Fermi. “Budget Gap Sets Record As Corporate Profits Fall“, Wall …

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