Summary: Today we look at a vital indicator showing the decay of the Republic and point to the guilty parties. Our leaders lie to us, often and about serious matters. The price paid by them and us has come due. How we pay it will help determine our future. “Never believe anything about the government … Continue reading Government officials’ lies erode the Republic’s foundation. Do we care?
Summary: Why should we care about the problems of the Swiss National Bank and their currency management policy? Because they grapple with two of our time's great economic policy issues -- both important to us: the strength of a nation's currency and the credibility of its central bank. We should watch and learn from their … Continue reading Why the Swiss National Bank’s broken policy matters to you
Summary: Another day, another campaign by the fearmongers to terrify America. Leaks from anonymous officials, amplified by cybersecurity and national security experts (noses planted in the trough) -- journalists eager to fill the space between ads -- and its time for war with North Korea (again). First post in this series; see links to the … Continue reading Another day, another campaign of fearmongering in America: North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony
Summary: Airliners are occasionally shot down (collateral damage) by modern air defense systems. Like children run over cross the street, it's an ugly fact of modern life. These extreme (but fortunately rare) events reveal much about the behavior of governments -- and about us. Governments lie; they do so because we believe them (no matter … Continue reading Look at past airliner shootings so we can learn about government lies
Summary: Here we discuss a powerful article about a serious weakness of America -- our broken observation-orientation-decision-action loop. Specifically, our ability to orient our present in term of our history, a broken mechanism because of our amnesia and gullibility. We need not be like this; we can change. . Recommended reading: "Our American Pravda", Ron … Continue reading Learning to see beyond the American Pravda