revolution

Thatcher said that we have no alternatives. Progress requires that we prove her wrong.

Summary:  The people in Europe’s periphery suffer from a lack of alternatives. This locks them into two ugly choices: suffer years of austerity (with no end in sight), or futile (perhaps nihilistic) protests. In fact, the West as a whole has a lack of alternatives. Here we discuss that problem, and possible solutions. . Contents …

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Social unrest coming to Europe? If not, why not?

Summary: Five years of crisis in Europe, yet its streets remain mostly calm. What accounts for this? How long will it continue? “At the heart of the crisis, there is the challenge of redefining the social contract to safeguard the sustainability of Europe’s social model.” — Speech by Benoit Coeure (Executive Board of the ECB), …

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Attention Americans: the Revolution has begun. You must choose a side.

Summary: The first sparks of Revolution are invisible to the Proles and considered insignificant by the Outer Party.  Only the fierce reaction by the government reveals their importance.  The combination of power and ambition gives senior government officials a clarity of vision we lack.  Watch these sparks. The opportunity to take sides might not last …

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Hear the cattle bellowing in the chutes. Will they revolt?

Summary:  A quick response to the comments and emails about the previous post (and the new article by Fallows).   We are angry sheep!  Here us roar! As usual, James Fallows of The Atlantic goes to the heart of the matter.  From his new article, an email from a university librarian in the Midwest: I’ve never actually …

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