Requiem for fear. Let’s learn from failed predictions to have confidence in ourselves & our future

Summary: If journalists find it difficult to fill the spaces between ads, they might run articles debunking past popular predictions of doom. They could easily do so monthly. This week brought an unusually large harvest of evidence disproving the doomsters. We should ask ourselves why were we so credulous, even gullible, to believe these stories? … Continue reading Requiem for fear. Let’s learn from failed predictions to have confidence in ourselves & our future

Lessons from Ebola. Let’s hope we learn.

Summary: Our behavior in a crisis provides a mirror in which we see our true selves. The Ebola crisis, however brief so far, has provided rich lessons on our character -- showing what we need do in order to again become a great people. Contents Why hasn't our President-Daddy fixed Ebola? Why don't we have … Continue reading Lessons from Ebola. Let’s hope we learn.

A situation report about two headine issues – and a more serious problem

Summary:  Economic and political conditions have slowly evolved since the major nations began massive stimulus programs in early 2009.  Now the pace may be accelerating.  This post briefly looks at three major issues in the US (more coming later).  As usual on the FM website, this states analysis and forecasts in clear language; the reader mentally can … Continue reading A situation report about two headine issues – and a more serious problem