I am, generally speaking, quite sanguine about the long-term prospects of the world. I believe with good reason that the trends are positive, and I entirely dismiss the chicken littles that claim that the sky is falling. But my optimism tends to disappear when I have to travel. For all intents and purposes, it appears to me that the world is going to hell in a hand basket whenever I am forced to be a customer of the US air transportation system, like I was in the last few weeks.
Iran’s role in an Iraqi military offensive to recapture Tikrit could be positive as long as it does not fuel sectarian divisions in the country, the US military’s top officer said Tuesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US ... Read Post
Submitted by Of Two Minds contributor Eric A. The Sky Is (not) Falling: a “Little More Chicken” Tale Lately John Michael Greer has been popping up in the blogosphere with well-thought and well-researched insights about the Arc of Em... Read Post
Stefan Szymanski from Cass Business School spoke to CNBC this morning about the long term impact of the World Cup on South Africa. He's not particularly positive. 0:45 There is a feel good factor, but there is a limited long term im... Read Post