The EU does Kabuki for Greece. Is it the next domino to fall?

The ever-evolving rescue plans are -- so far -- just Kabuki.  It's obvious, but seldom acknowledged -- as explained in this excerpt from "Europe’s bazooka is not enough", Models and Agents, 8 April 2010: Back in August 2008, Hank Paulson, then US Treasury Secretary, went to Congress to request the mandate for a potential financial backstop … Continue reading The EU does Kabuki for Greece. Is it the next domino to fall?

Updates about hot issues discussed on the FM website

Some articles about themes discussed on the FM website. Demographics, shaping our world India  Japan American's greatest enemy America's rotten boroughs -- States with 2 Senators, but few people (1)  About Demographics Excerpt from "Falling fertility", The Economist, 29 October 2009 -- "Astonishing falls in the fertility rate are bringing with them big benefits" SOMETIME in … Continue reading Updates about hot issues discussed on the FM website

What follows our lost decade? Looking ahead to the next decade…

The past ten years were a lost decade for America (as described in Some Americans worry about we’ll have a lost decade. Bad news – we just had it.).  Most American households either lost ground (economically) or stagnated.  Worse, valuable time was lost -- years essential to prepare for the challenges ahead.  And, perhaps disastrously, we had … Continue reading What follows our lost decade? Looking ahead to the next decade…