Monthly Archives: June 2016

Top Ten Conflict Tips for Hillary Clinton Debating Donald Trump

With a lot of attention on the battle at the core of the US Presidential Election focused on one to one debates between the two candidates, I thought it would be fun to provide, as a professional negotiator used to … Continue reading

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Brexit Scenario Based Futuring

In honor of an optimistic and dear friend who helpfully counters my natural Eeyorisitic pessimissm, here is the scenario- based futuring of Peter Schwartz applied to Brexit. Schwartz thinks the future is specifically unknowable, but telling stories about possible alternative … Continue reading

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The Migrant to Amigrant Scale

I was thinking that one scale, one way to think about different people distributed along it, is what I might term the Migrant to Amigrant Scale. On this scale, Migrants would be those who tend to respond to adverse situations … Continue reading

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Hegemonial Economics

For decades the GOP has been scapegoating rather than systemically trying to understand economics and the forces that cause our problems like the 2008 Crash. Trump has taken this to a whole new depth, a new low. And unfortunately some … Continue reading

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The Ideology of Isolation: Rebecca Solint

I am posting here what I think to be a very profound essay from Rebecca Solint in Harpers. Please support Harpers by going to their site:  http://harpers.org/archive/2016/07/the-ideology-of-isolation/?single=1 But here is the article: “If you boil the strange soup of contemporary … Continue reading

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Origins of Our Present Crisis (nod to Perry Anderson for this title)

(Note in keeping with the modern sensitivity of those in education who think they should be sheltered from the real world, I am prefixing challenging articles on this blog, aka intended to make you think with the suffix HHTW: Head … Continue reading

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Is Trump Like Hitler?

I think currently Trump is like Hitler Release circa 1932 or Mussolini or Putin at his worst. I see the potential for Hitler Release 1942 given the hatred that Trump has aroused amongst his supporters, and the frustration his delusional … Continue reading

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