Forecasts – Why wait? Read tomorrow’s news … today! (part 3)

Summary:  Part three of four part series.   Here is part one, part two, and part four. Forecast #4: bankruptcy Perhaps only a crisis will catalyze America’s transition to a new form of government. There is no lack of candidates. The last stone in the foundation of America’s greatness was laid by Alexander Hamilton, who as Secretary of the …

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The Future of America – Why wait? Read tomorrow’s news … today! (part 2)

Summary:  Part two of four part series.   Here is part one, part three, and part four. Forecast #3: the death of the US Constitution The Constitution was originally designed to specify the duties for each of America’s three branches and to limit their powers. Its ability to do the latter function has faded rapidly since the New Deal. …

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Forecasts – Why wait? Read tomorrow’s news … today! (part I)

Summary:  Part one of a four part series.  Here is part two, part three, and part four. Expect more successful Al-Qa’ida operations, of increasing sophistication Rise of the Petro-Empires! Forecast #1: Expect more successful Al-Qa’ida operations, of increasing sophistication It’s easy to scorn Al-Qa’ida as bit players on the global stage, inflated by western Governments for …

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Forecast: Death of the American Constitution

A thought-starter for your Fourth of July festivities — The post-WWII global order collapses around us, but America seems unable to see this, let alone adapt to it.  This post discusses one of the most important consequences: the slow death of the Constitution. It has been revised several times since publication in 2006.  This is the …

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Forecasts for the American Expedition to Iraq – the Sequel

Also, Introducing the New Kingmaker in American Politics! What comes next in Iraq? Here are some straight-line extrapolations.  Let’s move beyond the obvious good bets: collapse of the current government structure in Iraq, civil war, and continued slow erosion of US popular support. All these were discussed at length in my November 30 Forecasts. What’s …

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