We’re playing around. None of the RSS / curation offerings are satisfactory.
Isolation of Elites.
Breakdown of Elite Consensus.
Weak or Inefficient Government.
Too Much or Too Little Bureaucracy.
Ego-Centric or Parochial Government. U.S. arrogance is downplayed
Repression of Dissent.
Failure to Adapt.
Ineffective Tension Managment.
Failure to Examine False Premises.
External Control of Government.
Arbitrary or Excessive Government.
Failure to Respond to All Groups.
Garrison, Industrial, or Welfare State.
Concentration of Wealth. The IMF (Finally) Admits That Inequality Slows Growth
Lack of Public Disclosure.
Loss of Economic Initiative.
Failure to Do Balanced Growth. U.S. consumer credit growth held back by credit card decline
Breakdown of Fiscal, Monetary, Welfare Policies.
Failure to Deal with White Collar Crime.
Loss of Key Sectors to Foreign Providers.
Loss of Quality Control.
Lack of Economic Motivators.
Excessive Defense Spending. ‘Snap polls’ reveal IR scholars’ thoughts on defense spending, Syria
Loss of Authority.
Failure to Honor National Myth System.
Humiliation of Leaders.
Loss of Confidence by Population. Edward Snowden exposed eroding civil liberties, former spy Christopher Boyce says
Cynicism, Opportunism, Corruption. Thirty Pieces of Silver – Lent Studies Remind Us of Corruption and Injustice
Failure to Deal with Prejudice.
Desertion of Intellectuals.
Failure to Deal with Alienation.
Media (Self) Censorship. ‘Suffocating pressure’: Former ThinkProgress writer describes White House ‘censorship’
Suppression of Intellectual Disourse.
Failure of Religion.
Cultural Pre-Disposition Toward Violence.
Acceptance of Media Distortions. Propaganda has people viewing Ukraine conflict very differently
Failure to Embrace New Technologies. Bullet Train Failed Once, but It’s Back
Failure to Embrace New Groups.
Failure to Have a National Strategy.
Failure to Nurture Entrepreneurship. Why I Left the U.S. to Do My MBA
Failure to Franchise All Groups.
Failure to (Protect) Communications.
Failure to Control Police, Army (or CIA). The War on Democracy: The Deep State
Failure to Employ Alpha Citizens.
Failure to Assess & Apply Technologies.
Excessive Urbanization or Pollution.