Tom Engelhardt: Tough Love Indictment of the US Intelligence Community — Global Trends 2030 as Poster Child for Expensive Idiocy

BOTTOM LINE ON GLOBAL TRENDS 2030: “As a portrait of American power gone remarkably blind, deaf, and dumb in a world roaring toward 2030, it provides the rest of us with the functional definition of the group of people least likely to offer long-term security to Americans.” Part I:  The Visible Government [Supersizing Secrecy] How …

DefDog: Panetta at Press Club — Pathetic! & Comment by Robert Steele with Remedial Reading List

While touted as strategy, I fail to see any, more like wishful thinking and hope…..and as we all know, Hope is Not a Strategy…. Remarks by Secretary Panetta at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON E. PANETTA:  Thank you very much, Theresa, for that kind introduction.  And thank you for the …

Mike Nelson: Cognitive Surplus Killing Monopoly Capital

If you care about technology, the future, and economics, you’ll find LOTS of interesting links here. The tech debate blasts off (a linkfest) It took almost a year for me to be taken seriously on the “technology is undermining capital” front,  so it was extremely exciting to see the debate blast off in serious economic …

SchwartzReport: What We Learned About Humanity in 2012

Almost all of the material in this report was covered in SR through the course of the year. However, I thought that publishing a compendium report would be a useful thing to do. It tells us, once again, that much of what we learned in school about humanity’s past was wrong. What We Learned About …