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Breaking Free From The Captured Media

Why the mainstream press is freaking out
Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:55 PM

Why is the mainstream media freaking out right now? 

For the first time in American history, the entire weight of the corporate mainstream media failed to persuade the citizenry. With advertising revenues sliding along with the citizens' trust, the MSM is flailing about in a self-destructive fit of hubris. » Read more

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The Rise of New Models of Community

Why they're emerging & what they need to succeed
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 11:14 AM

In my previous series on the erosion of community, I surveyed a number of conventional explanations for this decades-long trend and discussed 10 other potential factors in the decline of social capital. I concluded that economic need would likely be the driver of a resurgence of community—a need that will only become apparent when the Central State and the debt-based, consumerist-corporate system are no longer able to fulfill their implicit promises of welfare, subsidies, endless credit and secure jobs. In this next installment on community, we look at the possibility that new models are arising beneath the mainstream media’s master narratives that Everything’s fine and The Status Quo is both good and eternal. » Read more

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The Trends to Watch For in 2014

Government overreach, economic stagnation & civil discontent
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 1:11 AM

At the beginning of this year (2013), I identified eight key dynamics that will play out over the next two to three years (2013-2015). Let’s see how the trends developed... » Read more

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Don’t Worry; Be Resilient

Reduce fragility and vulnerability
Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 9:23 AM

At some point, absorbing more information about the unsustainability of the Status Quo yields diminishing returns; it becomes emotionally draining and thus counterproductive.  Part of this exhaustion results from recognizing our powerlessness within the Status Quo, where independent thinking and structural innovation are winnowed out as threats to existing institutions and industries. » Read more