Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Map of the Black Swan Anti-Fragility Skin in the Game INCERTO Series

Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Ethics, Peace Intelligence

Most of what is worth knowing did not come from academics (or spies).

Reviews of Anti-Fragility and Skin in the Game will be posted shortly.

Ben Garrison: Bowling for Justice — FISA Ball = Strike [PBI Comment: NYT Just Switched Sides with Rosenstein’s Head Offered Up]

Ethics, Government

Re-Published with Permission. Visit Ben at https://grrrgraphics.com/.

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Paper Tiger: China is Bluffing on Tariffs, Time to Invite Others to Bid UPDATE 1 Graphics Added

02 China, 03 Economy, 03 India, 08 Wild Cards, 11 Society, Commercial Intelligence, Ethics, Government

Alert Reader based in China and heavily invested in Chinese manufacturing brokerage reports that Trump tariffs are exactly what has been needed to bring the Chinese to the table so as to correct the imbalance that may have been fair 30 years ago but is grossly unfair to US companies and workers now.

He reports that over 100 factories have closed overnight as US companies have started cancelling orders that would not arrive in time to miss the new 10% tariffs that start 24 September, and that the Chinese government is under massive pressure to work with Trump to avoid triggering the 25% tariff rate that would be implemented on 1 January 2019 if talks do not progress.

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Thomas Jefferson: True Federalism = State & Local Sovereignty

Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Government, Peace Intelligence

Revolutionary war soldier

True Federalism.

“The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to.

Let the national government be entrusted with the defense of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, law, police, and administration of what concerns the State generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward direct the interests within itself.

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TRUMPET: President Takes Action on Election Security

Ethics, Government

President Trump issued an executive order to increase the security of American elections and protect against foreign interference therein.