Everything written about the economic crisis overlooks its true nature

Summary:   This site opened in November 2007 with three posts about this crisis, describing it as End of the post-WWII geopolitical regime.  Until we and our leaders understand this, we can neither appropriately respond to events nor prepare for future problems.  While the title overstates the situation (there are many who understand), it captures the key mental barrier we … Continue reading Everything written about the economic crisis overlooks its true nature

What comes after the Constitution? Can we see the outline of a “Mark 3” version of the United States?

Let's have a moment of silence in memory of the US Constitution.  Its place in our hearts fades away, generation by generation, leaving nothing but an empty space.  As the controlling instructions for our government, it has become a "living document" whose primary role is to die, so that our ruling elites have more freedom to arrange our affairs … Continue reading What comes after the Constitution? Can we see the outline of a “Mark 3” version of the United States?

The post-WWII geopolitical regime is dying

After fifty years, the post-WWII geopolitical regime has become frail. Chapter One of this series considers the US economy, and what lies ahead for America -- the hegemon of the current global order. Our friend, Smokey the Bear In the late 19th Century the goal of preventing forest fires gained wide support in the US. … Continue reading The post-WWII geopolitical regime is dying