We’re playing around. None of the RSS / curation offerings are satisfactory.
Inadequate Intelligence. Snowden: Mass surveillance is backfiring on U.S. efforts to combat terrorism
Isolation of Elites.
Breakdown of Elite Consensus.
Weak or Inefficient Government.
Too Much or Too Little Bureaucracy.
Ego-Centric or Parochial Government.
Repression of Dissent.
Failure to Adapt.
Ineffective Tension Managment.
Failure to Examine False Premises.
External Control of Government.
Arbitrary or Excessive Government. Court rejects U.S. gov’t bid to hold phone records beyond five years
Failure to Respond to All Groups.
Garrison, Industrial, or Welfare State. Using the Pentagon as a federal jobs program
Concentration of Wealth. Income Inequality, Envy and Attitudes Toward Big Wealth
Lack of Public Disclosure.
Loss of Economic Initiative.
Failure to Do Balanced Growth. PRECIOUS-Gold drops as U.S. growth optimism weighs, China sells
Breakdown of Fiscal, Monetary, Welfare Policies.
Failure to Deal with White Collar Crime.
Loss of Key Sectors to Foreign Providers.
Loss of Quality Control. New fight brews over air quality
Lack of Economic Motivators. Paul Krugman: What can be done about income inequality?
Excessive Defense Spending. Despite the Uncertainty of the Federal Budget, Navy Shipbuilding Continues
Inadequate Socialization. US lawmakers urge inclusion of Sikhs in military
Loss of Authority. The Problem Is Authority
Failure to Honor National Myth System.
Humiliation of Leaders.
Loss of Confidence by Population.
Cynicism, Opportunism, Corruption. How Corruption Stymies Economic Growth and Sparks Unrest
Failure to Deal with Prejudice.
Desertion of Intellectuals.
Failure to Deal with Alienation.
Media (Self) Censorship.
Suppression of Intellectual Disourse. Political differences do not merit censorship
Failure of Religion.
Cultural Pre-Disposition Toward Violence.
Acceptance of Media Distortions. Abby Martin & Cenk Uygur discuss corporate censorship, sort of
Failure to Embrace New Technologies.
Failure to Embrace New Groups.
Failure to Have a National Strategy.
Failure to Nurture Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Always Leads to Inequality
Failure to Franchise All Groups. Immigration change gives legal status to undocumented relatives of US military
Failure to Develop National R&D.
Failure to (Protect) Communications.
Failure to Control Police, Army (or CIA).
Failure to Employ Alpha Citizens.
Failure to Assess & Apply Technologies.
Excessive Urbanization or Pollution.