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Social Unrest

It's the World's Ripest Banana Republic. (Welcome Home.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Mandel

It's a Banana Republic like no other. Fly into its capital from abroad and you'll catch a whiff of over-ripeness, even decay. The baggage carousel cl...

The Death of Xi Jinping May Not Be Greatly Exaggerated

Peter Navarro | Posted 01.07.2017 | Business
Peter Navarro

In April on CNBC, I called a top in the China market and urged a move to cash. The accompanying chart -- see the red arrow -- underscores the prescie...

5 New Crises of Democratic Capitalism: Ideas on Solutions, Anyone?

Don Tapscott | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Don Tapscott

Democratic capitalism arose hand-in-hand with the industrial age. If it's to survive the transition to a knowledge age and the digital economy, it will have to change -- profoundly.

One for All, All for One

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Clearly, honesty is the foundation of being good. Honesty is the baseline. Pay your taxes, return the wallet you found on a park bench, and write down exactly how many golf strokes you had on a particular hole.

From Ferguson, to Baltimore, to...?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The US social fabric is going through a test whose outcome is anyone's guess. If you look at the history of unrests in the US, it is clear that they a...

A Letter of Apology to My Grandson

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Stretch anything far enough and it'll begin to tear, fragment, break apart. That, I suspect, may be a reasonable summary of what's been happening in our twenty-first-century world. Under stress, things are beginning to crack open.

What's Next? Default? Social Unrest?

Asher Edelman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Asher Edelman

Next on the right wing agenda is not a default. The full faith and credit of the United States of America's debt and interest payments will be met with Republican cooperation -- AND NOTHING MORE.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Occupy Wall Street: The Beginning Of A Movement?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

"Occupy Wall Street" may be the beginning of a major social movement, but its ultimate impact will depend on the group's ability to produce a focused ...

Inquiry-itis

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home
Max Wind-Cowie

It may be easy to call for public inquiries at the drop of an ethical hat, but it isn't especially meaningful. It demurs decision-making and abdicates the responsibility, one that our politicians should feel, for articulating a strong and compelling portrait of society and its ills.

The Worldshift Has Started

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Ervin Laszlo

More and more people seem convinced that something dramatic will happen at the end of 2012. Something dramatic will indeed happen -- and it could be something dramatically good.

Harvard's Kenneth Rogoff Predicts Serious Social Unrest Due to Income Disparities In The U.S

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff told me today in an exclusive interview that the high unemployment rate and high levels of debt in the U.S. will sooner or later trigger serious "social unrest from the income disparities in the U.S."

Economic Crisis Spurs Fears Of Extremism, Social Unrest In Western Countries

nytimes.com | JOHN C. FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS -- A solid majority of people in the major Western democracies expect a rise in political extremism in their countries as a result of the econom...