Futures studies or foresight (previously known as futurology) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlay them. — Wikipedia (2010)


Which Global Hegemon Is on Shifting Sands?

Charles Hugh Smith writing for OfTwoMinds Given that all the leading candidates for Global Hegemon are hastening down paths of self-destruction, perhaps there will be no global hegemon dominating the 21st century. Which nation with aspirations of global dominance (i.e. … Continue reading


Rise of the New Libertarians: Meet Britain’s Next Political Generation

By Shane Croucher Britain’s ‘Generation Y’, the under-30s, have fallen out of love with Westminster politics and the state(Reuters) In the ruins of Westminster party politics, between the crumbling pillars of broken promises and the shattered glass of optimism, you’ll … Continue reading


The U.S. Government Is Borrowing About 8 Trillion Dollars A Year

By Michael Snyder for The Economic Collapse I know that headline sounds completely outrageous.  But it is actually true.  The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year, and you are about to see the hard numbers that … Continue reading


Is This The Breakthrough That Brings Solar Power To The World?

The days of bulky, expensive solar panels that were heavy and required harsh chemicals to produce and a lot of labor to install may be coming to an end. Scientists in Australia have been able to produce the largest ever … Continue reading


Market Updates – US$/Yen, Gold & US Stockmarkets

Our US$/Yen view remains the same and much to our frustration we  see it remaining in its consolidation range. The US$ has strengthened to just above 104 where it may move a little higher before moving back into the middle … Continue reading


Energy and the Economy – Twelve Basic Principles

By Gail Tverberg There is a standard view of energy and the economy that can briefly be summarized as follows: Economic growth can continue forever; we will learn to use less energy supplies; energy prices will rise; and the world … Continue reading


US Stockmarket Correction Update

Further to our US stock market post of the 9th June 2014 (US Stock Market Correction Now Due) we see the stock market having entered that correction and anticipate it lasting 4-8 months into early 2015. So repeating: DJIA to … Continue reading