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This year was the first time the “Edelman Trust Barometer”, which for two decades has polled tens of thousands of people on their trust in core institutions, sought to understand how capitalism itself was viewed.
On a national level, lack of trust in capitalism was highest in Thailand and India on 75% and 74% respectively, with France close behind on 69%. Majorities prevailed in other Asian, European, Gulf, African and Latin American states.
Phi Beta Iota: Protests across 300 cities. Amazon is not ready for prime time in poor countries.
Of possible interest.
The hubris of Amazon — and its effort to become the police state database rather than a platform for empowering the public with access to knowledge and products whose true costs can be known ( 2007 briefing to Amazon) — have shocked me. I have been in global search mode for a year, Tencent in China is one company which could become a problem for Amazon. I visit China in March. Watch for a follow up to my interview/discussion with Stephen E Arnold on the OSINT, intelligence, and geo-political ramifications of Amazon’s alleged billion dollar bet in India.
…empires tend to end through the gradual elimination of the free-market system, the metamorphosis to a welfare state, and, finally, through the destruction of wealth through costly warfare…
#MAGA vs The 1901 Plan
Despite historically important achievements economic growth, job creation, reduced unemployment, prison reform, reduced illegal immigration and notable return to policies of nationalism rather than globalism, President Donald Trump has spent much of his first three years in office defending himself against astonishingly unsupported investigations and an attempted impeachment without an identifiable crime. By contrast, 2020 is more likely to become a year during which Trump’s detractors will play defense in attempts to avoid punishment for real crimes committed both currently and during previous administrations.
PERSONAL FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Via: (1) Mr. Matthew Pottinger, Deputy National Security Advisor, copy w/encl
(2) Mr. Robert O’Brien, National Security Advisor, copy w/encl
(3) Mr. Mick Mulvaney, Chief of Staff, copy w/encl
Dear Mr. President,
Surreptitious global implementation of full-spectrum dominance and shielding
Linked Table of Contents Below the Fold
A book excerpt and interview with Michael O’Sullivan, author of “The Levelling”
Phi Beta Iota: Deep State survives Trump.