SchwartzReport: 12 Signs US in Decline — 2016 Election Will Kill Us or Save Us….

Here is the truth about the U.S. everyone should know, yet almost nobody does. Certainly you would be hard pressed to learn it from corporate media. Tuesday, when I am writing this, and for most of the preceding week, there has only been one story on news programs, as I am sure you have noticed: …

SchwartzReport: John Alexander on Bean-Counting ISIS — Another Folly

ISIS: The Latest Bean Counter’s Folly That problem is establishing self-reporting systems that only encourage and reward reports that indicate progress is being made and fit the established politically correct scenario. . . .   The analytic problem is the models used for predicting outcomes of conflicts are woefully inadequate at best.

SchwartzReport: Chinese Zero-Emission Electric Bus in London

This report of course has received no attention from U.S. corporate media, but I take it as a big datapoint on what is going to become a major trend: the electrification of commercial vehicles of all kinds. As the article points out most of the long term cost of a commercial bus is in the …

SchwartzReport: Lobbying for War — and How Cheaply US Politicians Sell For….

The level of American corruption is breath-taking. Koch, Exxon And Other Big Oil Spend $141 Million Lobbying Washington For More War Phi Beta Iota: $141M is chump change. Beyond that are the tens of billions paid in fines for violating laws — e.g. $5B for manipulating the multi-trillion foreign exchange markets with tens of billions …

SchwartzReport: Pope Calls on Youth to Reject Global Capitalism

Pope Francis is an amazing man. Here is what he said in Paraguay.  The only other person like him on the world stage is the Dalia Lama. They each have an integrity of thought and are fact based, yet each speaks in a spiritual context.  And they are saying much the same thing. Pope Calls …

SchwartzReport: American Hubris — 11 Things Others Do Better

On the basis of data everything in this report is true, and there is much more that could have been said along these lines. And I just can’t express how much I hate saying that. Increasingly I have come to see this as a question of citizen involvement, and the choices made: whether to vote, …

SchwartzReport: Frackquake Madness! – 35 Earthquakes Rock Oklahoma in One Week

SR has been covering the rise of Oklahoma earthquakes since they first began, and it has been fascinating in a macabre kind of way to watch the people of Oklahoma vote again and again for politicians who support Fracking, even as their homes are falling down as a result of Fracking. Frackquake Madness! — 35 …

SchwartzReport: Asia Owns the Future — Two Thirds of Global Middle Class in Asia by 2030

As this report spells out, “By 2030, Asia-Pacific countries will comprise nearly two-thirds of the global middle class, dwarfing the projected one-fifth for Europe and North America combined.” Along with climate change this is one of the great geopolitical meta-trends that will define the 21st century.  In the U.S., one has to also add The …