Finally, I predict that all those seeking a Strongman, a Strongwoman, or political savior will be disappointed. Instead, of making America great again the next strongman or strongwoman will leave a trail of disappointment and broken faith in his or her wake.Read more
Instead, of renewing America a modern Constitutional Convention could blow it apart.
Hence, all it could take is the votes of five state legislatures to rewrite the U.S. Constitution and radically change America’s system of government. Moreover the disruption unleashed by A Second Constitutional Convention; or Con-con, will be far greater than anything America has seen since the Civil War.Read more
“Market capitalism is a tool, like a staple gun or a toaster,” Carlson lectures. “You’d have to be a fool to worship it.”Read more
The greatest danger from Venezuela is a refugee crisis provoked by hunger. Frighteningly, the Brookings Institution predicts up to eight million refugees could feel Venezuela, The Miami Herald reports.Read more
Indeed, Climate Change will be a godsend for the future tyrant looking for a reason to impose martial law or suspend the constitution. For instance, climate-related disasters like mega-fires, hurricanes, and floods will lead to a breakdown of government and law and order.Read more
My suspicion is that West Virginia voters will support a climate change believer who is fighting for a basic income for them. Notably, Trump’s popularity in West Virginia rests on the correct perception he sort of fights for the economic interests of the state’s residents.Read more
To explain, once the U.S. forces leave, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will be free to enter Afghanistan.
Notably, the PLA is building a “training camp” for “Afghan security forces” in Afghanistan, Business Insider claims. Plus China supposedly provided Afghanistan’s security forces with $70 million in military aid in the first half of 2018.
In addition, a PLA battalion is apparently training for operations in Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, The South China Morning Post claims. Additionally, there are plans for a base in the Wakhan Corridor.
Beijing wants troops in the corridor because Islamic terrorists could use it to enter the Chinese region of Xinjiang. In particular, the Chinese are afraid foreign terrorists will link up with local Islamic rebels in Xinjiang.
Other Chinese reasons to enter Afghanistan include mineral wealth. For instance, there have been Chinese efforts to exploit Mes Aynak a massive copper deposit in Afghanistan.
Specifically, Mes Aynak could contain 450 million metric tons of copper worth $50 billion, China Dialogue claims. However, Chinese efforts to exploit Mes Aynak have stalled.
Finally, Afghanistan could be part of the right away for China’s One Belt, One Road project. To explain, One Belt, One Road; or the New Silk Road, is a series of rail and sea routes connecting China’s industry with markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Afghanistan could be a logical route for One Belt, One Road or the Belt and Road Initiative. Specifically, some maps of the “roads” appear to show a route running across Afghanistan.
Obviously, Chinese mining; or railroad building, in Afghanistan cannot begin until U.S. troops leave. In addition, Chinese miners and railroad builders will need PLA protection.
Hence, a Second Civil War and regional warfare are among the effects of Climate Change Americans need to fear.
Hence, efforts by California and other wealthy coastal states, to strip smaller states of their political power are a logical side effect of climate change.Read more
Correspondingly destruction of the established order in government and politics has become the principal goal of many Republicans. Disturbingly, evidence of Republican Nihilism abounds in recent history and current headlines.
“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history,” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R-Kansas) 1954.Read more
Capitalism’s greatest challenge is that many people are not profiting from it. The basic income hack can change that by enabling most people to profit from capitalism.
A basic income hack is necessary if capitalism is to survive. I think capitalism is doomed, without radical solutions like the basic income hack.
Additionally, the average person’s method of accumulating wealth; jobs, is disappearing. To demonstrate, Amazon will hire 20,000 fewer temporary workers at its fulfillment centers for the 2018 holiday season Citi Analyst Mark May claims.
Amazon hired 120,000 temporary workers for the 2016 and 2017 holiday seasons, May tells CNBC. However, the Everything Store only plans to hire 100,000 temporary workers this year.
Amazon no longer needs those workers because of robots and automated systems in its fulfillment centers, May theorizes. Notably, 2018 will be the first year Amazon will hire fewer people for the holiday shopping frenzy.Read more