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Said Elias Dawlabani
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Said Elias Dawlabani is a cultural economist, author, theorist and consultant specializing in macromemetic systems and cultural change. He is the author of the MEMENOMICS: The Next-Generation Economic System (SelectBooks; September 2013; $26.95), and the founder of The Memenomics Group. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of The Center for Human Emergence Middle East, a think tank that reframes the region’s political and economic issues through the prism of value systems.

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Paradigm Shifts, the New and the Old

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 10:47 AM

I assert in my book MEMEnomics; The Next Generation Economic System that we are in a middle of an economic paradigm shift that started in 2005-2006. Sometimes a dying system breathes life into its own values and metrics sending its most visible champions into a righteous frenzy. A dead cat's...

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Bitcoins and Animal Spirits

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 5:27 PM

For a few years I've been warning about the dangers inherent in the digital currency bitcoins. Not because of the virtues of its creators, but because of the lack of a regulatory infrastructure needed to prevent predatory values from corrupting it. With the failure of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, the largest...

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The Obama Presidency and Complex Systems

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 1:21 PM

If you're wondering why every president ends up with white hair when he leaves office, please read on because this post is for you. I have been criticized lately for my views on President Obama's leadership style. What is being taken out of context were some statements I made about...

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Why Government of the Future Needs to Be a Functional Utility

(1) Comments | Posted November 3, 2013 | 4:29 PM

In my last post, I introduced the reader to a social development model the Futurist Magazine called the theory that explains everything. Two million years of human emergence and 1,300 words were overshadowed by three words from the entire article: "Yes to Obamacare." My views immediately became polarized into the...

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The Psychosocial DNA of Capitalism

(62) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 3:51 PM

In 1974, a developmental psychologist by the name Clare W. Graves published a summary of his lifelong work in the field of bio-psycho-social systems of the human experience. Today, his research is still considered one of the most pioneering endeavors into the field of integral and social psychology that answers...

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