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Woke capitalism, a new oxymoron

Money is most successful when it operates in the background and/or in the shadows. Whenever Money takes the lead within the Power domain of the 7 Belief systems, it will be crushed by either Politics (eg, China) or Religion (eg, Iran). American businesses used to appeal to all Americans. Not anymore. Recently, the Economist published an article that Republicans are...

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From Hanseatic League to ‘Friend-Shoring’

On 13 July 2022, the FT published this opinion article: No, the global economy is not breaking into geopolitical blocs. Since 2015, I have been arguing that the world is heading for global city-states and a new Hanseatic League. Terms like 'Friend-Shoring' and 'geopolitical blocs' are - essentially - similar. "US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has proposed...

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The Fed’s rocky new dynamics (Axios)

Axios Markets title: The Fed's rocky new dynamics By: Neil Irwin and Courtenay Brown Date: 25 July 2022 "A new attack on the Federal Reserve from Sen. Elizabeth Warren is an early sign the central bank faces a rocky path ahead in navigating politics. It will simultaneously face the music for allowing high inflation to take hold and for the economic pain...

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Gerontocracy and demographics

Late June 2022, the Times published an article: How Britain became a gerontocracy. Its subtitle was: "The pensions boost is further proof that Britain is run for the benefit of the older generation — paid for by the young". My April 2019 blog had predicted this: The future Great Divide between generations. The cause appears to be quite simple: demographics and the...

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I invented Gilead. The Supreme Court is making it real. (Margaret Atwood)

Title: I invented Gilead. The Supreme Court is making it real. Subtitle: I thought I was writing fiction in The Handmaid’s Tale. By: Margaret Atwood Date: 13 May 2022 “In the early years of the 1980s, I was fooling around with a novel that explored a future in which the United States had become disunited. Part of it had turned into a theocratic dictatorship...

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Democracy might be in crisis. But Autocracy certainly is (FT)

Financial Times title: Democracy might be in crisis. But Autocracy certainly is FT subtitle: From the 2008 crisis on, authoritarians were praised for their ‘efficiency’. Their troubles dwarf ours By: Simon Kuper Date: 12 May 2022 “Crisis of democracy” is a cliché of our time. But what about the even more consequential crisis of autocracy? Just watch the meltdowns in...

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