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Victims no more!

Victims no more: the revolution puts women on top of men

Summary: The news overflows with news about women as victims of patriarchal oppression. Meanwhile a revolution has begun in our society, with women moving to equal or superior roles over men. It is news that does not fit the narrative, so is seldom reported. It’s a revolution whose end or consequences none can see. The Last …

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Ignore the hype. There are few shortages of skilled workers in America.

Summary: The shortage of STEM workers is a zombie myth too politically useful to die. But here’s data that should kill it. Worse, it implies we might soon see a surplus of highly educated workers, undercutting the more education as a solution to automation story. We’ll need to consider more radical ideas. “While there are …

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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 …

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Billionaires mold our schools to produce better help in a New America

Summary: During the past thirty years conservatives have worked to dismantle the institutions that produced the prosperous middle class after WW2. Decades of starve-the-beast funding have weakened colleges (along with other social factors). Now our plutocrats have begun the last phase, rebuilding schools to produce narrowly trained technicians to work in a New America. A …

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A discussion about advanced education of military personnel

Summary:  It’s sad to read long articles about our military, so often grossly inferior to an analysis by Martin van Creveld written decades ago.  Our difficulty  learning (our broken OODA loop  is perhaps America’s greatest ill.  Links to other posts about our broken OODA loops are at the end. $nbsp; Today we examine a chain of articles about …

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