The Folly of Free College?

Handling America’s mountain of student debt was a central theme of the 2020 U.S. election campaign.  President...

published on: Jan 15, 2021

The Creative Society: Lessons from Operation...

In 2020 we witnessed what amounts to the best illustration of what Ronald Reagan called the "Creative Society" that...

published on: Dec 15, 2020

The Great Reset

In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the World Economic Forum has floated an agenda referred to as the “Great...

published on: Dec 15, 2020

Can America’s Dying Cities Be Saved?

Many of America’s cities are rapidly “dying,” as indicated by rising poverty, exploding violence, de facto...

published on: Nov 15, 2020

The Climate Change Debate Goes On

published on: Oct 15, 2020

A “religious” war over anthropogenic global warming (or AGW) continues to rage in the United States and globally.  Part and parcel of that...

Palestine and the Middle Eastern Realignment

published on: Sep 15, 2020

Few people fully appreciate the game-changing impact of the recent normalization of relations between Israel and the Gulf States of Bahrain and the...

Economic Implications of a Democrat Victory

published on: Sep 15, 2020

The economic policy positions of Republicans and Democrats have sharply diverged over the past few years.  Since the Biden campaign has essentially...

Economic Implications of a Republican Victory

published on: Sep 15, 2020

Nearly everyone understands the Republican economic positions which have defined the national agenda since 2017. In this segment, we’ll attempt to...

America Waits for the 2020 Election Results

published on: Sep 15, 2020

In a republic, elections largely define the institutions which enable or impede change, which is typically driven by demography, technology, and...

The Decline of America’s Major Urban Centers

published on: Aug 15, 2020

America’s largest cities are in trouble.  And it seems that few understand exactly what’s going on.  Why are people fleeing New York, Chicago,...

The Art of Political Warfare

published on: Jul 15, 2020

As great power confrontations intensify, China and the United States will use a wide range of offensive and defensive options to gain “the upper...

America Responds to China’s Geopolitical Network

published on: Jul 15, 2020

Every major geopolitical struggle has involved two opposing alliances of nations, as well as a set of nations that try to remain “neutral.”  The...

The West Confronts China

published on: Jul 15, 2020

Much like World War II, the Sino-American Cold War has come upon us suddenly and unexpectedly.  While China’s role in COVID19 resembles the 1941...

Trust Busting the Internet Giants

published on: Jun 15, 2020

It is widely perceived that certain Silicon Valley companies have unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, or alter virtually any form...

Addressing the Coming Wave of State Insolvency

published on: Jun 15, 2020

In the midst of multi-faceted disruptions, states that have poorly managed their finances for decades are now facing insolvency.  What are their...

The Socio-Economic Crisis Behind the Second...

published on: Jun 15, 2020

As previously discussed in Trends, the American Dream is in trouble.  Long-simmering discontent among "those who have been left behind" has broken...

An Extraordinary Opportunity to Fix...

published on: Apr 15, 2020

After decades of gross mismanagement, government entities ranging from the City of Chicago to the State of California are clearly insolvent. Hoping...

China Pays the Price for Its “Criminal...

published on: Apr 15, 2020

China’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 outbreak appears responsible for hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths around the world, as well as...

The Sino-American Decoupling Process

published on: Mar 15, 2020

Until the Trump Administration confronted China in 2017, multiple U.S. administrations had fundamentally misread the pathway the People’s Republic...

Happy Days Are Here Again

published on: Feb 15, 2020

Most Americans are happier than they’ve been in decades.  However, some segments have gotten less happy over the past 20 years.  What’s driving...

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