Hit tip to Marc Arenstein (@traintalk) for sending me this piece of news about industrial classifications set to change in 2017. Here’s a piece of news that will delight that one uncle you have that gets drunk and tells you about how “Elites are pushing us to a One World Government, Glenn Beck warned us all.” Only it isn’t sounding …
Global economy, domestic poverty
A must-read for today by Sean Starrs at Politico: America Didn’t Decline, It Went Global, in which the author discovers that the wiring of the global economy bypasses national interests, taking wealth from the entire globe and distributing through corporations to relatively few people. American firms particularly dominate the technological frontier, including a whopping 84 percent of the profit share …
This image from National Geographic tells such a story about the militarization of democratic protest. It happens to be in Ukraine, but the story is everywhere.
The power of people gathered together
The Internet is critical, but Egypt shows that there is nothing more powerful than humans gathering together physically in the same place. At 17 million people, the protests in Egypt are the largest in the history of mankind.