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Disconnectedness Defines Dangers

The Seven Deadly Sins of John Brennan Thomas P.M. Barnett‘s overarching thesis is that the areas in the world that produce threats to American national security are the areas of the world least connected to the global economy. How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida, examined 268 terrorist groups that ended between 1968 and 2006. … Continue reading


Wikistrat’s “The World According to Tom Barnett” 2011 brief

  A favorite of mine, Dr. Barnett explains his fascinating views on globalization and where it is heading. Dr. Barnett is a daily read for me and his book The Pentagon’s New Map should be read by anyone seriously interested in international relations and globalization.

Globalizing Innovation

IN INDIA, HENRY FORD’S ASSEMBLY LINE INSPIRES THE HIGH-TECH HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE We all know that the second most important function of the market, besides providing for our economic needs, is to do so efficiently; the most goods and services possible for the lowest price possible. Now this is a bit of a rosy depiction but … Continue reading

Austerity Is Not The Answer or Even Helpful

Reuter’s piece on effects of careening over the “fiscal cliff” Austerity isn’t going to rejuvenate the economy. The world economy depends on demand, consumption; without it businesses have no option but to do whatever it takes to remain as profitable as possible and not sacrifice market share in the light of flat-lining or decreasing revenue. … Continue reading

Capitalism Hits the Fan Film Screening and Q&A with Professor Richard Wolff | The New School

My first exposure to Dr. Wolff’s thinking. I agree immensely with pretty much everything I’ve heard so far and I advise others to look into it. More of Dr. Wolff and his colleagues can be found here.

Meritocracy: A New Class, With the Old Breed

The cultural and intellectual philosophy that ushered in the campaign of deregulation America has experienced in the last several decades is a set of beliefs that I refer to, and quite accurately so, as libertarian capitalism (marketism, is perhaps a better moniker). This new mysticism has a basic set of tenets that its adherents, though … Continue reading

Modern Globalization or New World 2.0

When the lands of the Western Hemisphere were discovered by the Europeans more than 500 years ago it unleashed a wave of imperialism the likes of which the world had not known since antiquity. Fueled by dreams of avarice and riches beyond compare the European imagination was lit aflame and the New World was set … Continue reading

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