Who will, in the end, more effectively stand up to oppressive elites: Arabs or Americans?
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The story of the thoughtless manufacture and widespread use in war of highly radioactive depleted uranium illustrates how a zero-sum attitude in foreign policy impacts domestic policy.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
As tempting as it may be to conceive of an opponent as "evil" and oneself as "good," the truth is seldom so clear-cut: something happened, someone felt boxed in, someone misunderstood someone else's intentions, one thing led to another. But humans can't know everything and will always search for a neat mental model. Rather than "good vs. evil," try "zero-sum vs. positive sum."
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The debate over the propriety of bailing out institutions "too big to fail" with the funds of the taxpayers those institutions impoverished misses the real point: the issue is not "whether" but "how."
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
The idea of a global political system that is "evolving" makes decision-makers, who are conservative for numerous reasons, uneasy. Unfortunately for our security, the pace of that evolution is accelerating, and we need to learn how to keep up; the ash bin of history awaits its next victim.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The U.S. financial system is broken, and the people know it, but the rich who rule don’t see a problem. Can the American people figure out a way to reform the system without burning it to the ground…by an end run around the corrupt ruling elite?
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
The mid-term future for the U.S., as the result of apparent short-term and secular negative economic trends amplified by political failure from both major parties (splitting conservative elite rule over the U.S.), appears highly unfavorable. Those who benefit have generated much confusion, but some simple steps toward a solution benefiting society can be taken by a concerned voter.