Swarms of hate against Obama and George Will, peasants’ protests in New America

Summary:  This week we had simultaneous two-minute-hate sessions run by both Right and Left against Obama and George Will. These are fine demos of peasants' protests in New America, proving that we remain capable of collective action: fun, righteous, purposeless swarming. Orwell predicted it. The 1% laugh. . Contents We enjoy our two minutes hate … Continue reading Swarms of hate against Obama and George Will, peasants’ protests in New America

The education crisis spreads to the professions. Watch the universities crack.

Summary: Posts on this website have long forecast massive structural change in America. In 2013 this process slowly becomes visible.   Today we look at the first signs of collapse in the business model of America's universities. The For More Information section has a wealth of information about the crisis in education (and links to … Continue reading The education crisis spreads to the professions. Watch the universities crack.

Back to the future in New America: our new class structure

Summary: One of the news media's master narratives is that the dark evolution of America just happens, much like the myth of the "invisible hand". Inevitable. Resistance is futile. All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds. In fact most of the drivers of rising inequality are politics conducted by … Continue reading Back to the future in New America: our new class structure

News You Can Use to understand the New America

Summary:  The news media saturate us with news, which can make understand more difficult -- not less.  At the FM website we help you sort through that flow to see the patterns important to you as a citizen.  Today we show two examples, illustrations of powerful trends shaping America about which we warned for the … Continue reading News You Can Use to understand the New America

What should a student learn from college? Why go to college?

In the comments to yesterday's post a discussion arose about the purpose of a college education, sparked by ”JOURNAL: I’m Young and Need Advice“ by John Robb, posted at his website Global Guerrillas, 26 October 2009.   Robb replies to an important question often asked by young people:  "What should I be doing to prepare myself for an … Continue reading What should a student learn from college? Why go to college?