Tag Archives: society

COVID 19: Six Uncomfortable Questions

How will the coronavirus crisis affect business, education, food supply and security?

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COVID 19: 21st Century Reality Check

Beyond airlines and cruise ships, what is the business outlook for Airbnb, co-living, bars and cafes, discos and cinemas, open-air markets?

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Social Distancing and the End of the Human Race

We were once concerned that robots might replace and displace humans. The much greater risk is that humans will become robots. No emotion. No love. No shared laughter. No shared tears.

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The West and Japan’s Response to Cheap Money

In every culture, low interest rates impact the fabric of society and mindsets in distinct ways. Each country thus develops its unique manifestation of nihilism.

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Why Negative Interest Rates Are So Pernicious

Interest rates are the mechanism by which risk links the world of economics and society.

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The 2010s: The Decade of Disillusion

The decade that has just ended, the 2010s, was marked by the crisis that began in 2007-08, and it was accompanied by the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Finland, World Leader

What could the U.S. learn from Finland’s stellar example for its own many challenges?

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In Defense of Democracy

Understanding the key reasons why everybody is now so frustrated with democracy and government.

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U.S. Democracy and the Age of American Impotence

Yet another school shooting. U.S. democracy has devolved into a kabuki show. No real reform, no matter how pressing, ever gets done.

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Health Consequences of Overwork

Death by overwork affects not only the families of the deceased, but also the industries they worked in and the national economy.

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