Clinton’s ads show her weak strategy: purely tribal, no content

Summary: Why did Hillary flop in the Electoral College? Liberals search frantically for explanations. A previous post discussed the failure of Clinton's fear campaign and the public's dislike of her social justice warriors. Here we look at another cause: her advertising. Liberals continue to ask themselves who is responsible for Clinton's defeat. Most reply "not … Continue reading Clinton’s ads show her weak strategy: purely tribal, no content

About America’s biological attack on the Ukraine army

Summary: This month's hot undernews concerns the small epidemic in Ukraine, said to be caused by release of the California Flu from a US research lab. Here we do the usual diagnostic, tracing the story from its origin as propaganda by rebels to its appearance as exciting news on popular websites. How many people have … Continue reading About America’s biological attack on the Ukraine army

The advertising glut dooms the social media industry

Summary:  The internet is a mirror in which we can see important aspects of America. Businesses funded by speculation (greed) struggle to survive in an era of few opportunities and falling investment, while high technology and rising inequality reshape America. The social media stocks are in this maelstrom, as virtual advertising space grows faster than … Continue reading The advertising glut dooms the social media industry

The key things to know about the great American bubble machine

Summary: It's increasingly obvious that the US economy has become locked into a low-growth, bubble-driven, boom-bust mode. This post provides a brief description, an antidote to the news media's superficial coverage of this important dynamic. If readers are interested, future posts will provide a deeper analysis.  {1st of 2 posts today.} Contents Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere. … Continue reading The key things to know about the great American bubble machine

Protecting girls from body image problems will be a win for the robots.

Summary: After years of denials about the next industrial revolution (we're told it's a field of dreams; the jobs will appear if we need them), we're unprepared to cope with it. Here's an example of well-meaning activists seeking to help young women, but might instead make the problem worse -- and help push models into … Continue reading Protecting girls from body image problems will be a win for the robots.