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SepPRN: Vol. 2, Num. 5 | September 24, 2012
The Advancing Wall of Darkness
The shaking of the world system, something I first marked in mid-2006, has been documented
here for the past eighteen months. There appears to be no end in sight. By my judgment,
the trends continue toward more dysfunction.
MayPRN: Vol. 2, Num. 4 | May 29, 2012
Making It Up As We Go
For ... read more »
JanPRN: Vol. 2, Num. 1 | January 22, 2012
Every Major Area of the World in Play: The Middle East on the Brink
Two weeks ago I noticed something unique, at least in my experience--the entire world is now in play. By this, I mean that every important region and country is simultaneously being disrupted by economic tension, political instability, or international threats. I've never seen such a situation in thirty years of close ob... read more »
OctPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 6 | October 7, 2011
Approaching an Event Horizon?
The cover of today's The Economist (Britain's respected 170-year-old news weekly) shows a swirling black hole sucking in the words "Be Afraid." The insinuation is we're nearing an event horizon, the devastating boundary at the mouth of a black hole beyond which nothing can escape, not even light. The past few week... read more »
SepPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 5 | September 5, 2011
Good Night Irene, Good Riddance August
I step away for a month to finish a book and look what happens. The weirdness keeps piling up. Send in the clowns.
My thesis throughout these newsletters is that the world is behaving strangely. History has morphed and no longer plays by the rules. The math continues its dysfunctional, unpredictable, and almo... read more »
JulPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 4 | July 26, 2011
The US Economy: When Gradual Becomes Sudden
Hemingway was once asked "How did you go bankrupt?" He said "First gradually, then suddenly."
Well, we're a long way down this road now, and we've just about run out of gradually. See that cliff ahead? That's the beginning of suddenly.
Suddenly is like one September morning in ... read more »
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