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    The Power Struggle Unfolding Before Our Eyes

    How it resolves will define the future we live in
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, November 25, 2016, 10:32 PM

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    A remarkably diverse array of “explanations” of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory have been aired, representing both the conventional political spectrum and well beyond.

    While they very widely in terms of accuracy, all miss the bigger picture: the Public has begun a coup d'etat against the ruling elites.

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    Get Ready for Rising Commodity Prices

    Driven by hot money seeking a low-risk haven
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:27 AM

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    The human mind seeks a narrative explanation of events, a story that makes sense of the swirl of life’s interactions.

    The simpler the story, the easier it is to understand. Thus the simple stories are the most attractive to us.

    But conspiracies and power groups do not always provide comprehensive explanations for what we observe.

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    Acknowledging the Arrival of Peak Government

    by charleshughsmith

    Monday, May 14, 2012, 4:38 PM

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    Most informed people are familiar with the concept of Peak Oil, but fewer are aware that we’re also entering the era of Peak Government. The central misconception of Peak Oil — that it’s not about “running out of oil,” it’s about running out of cheap, easy-to-access oil — can also be applied to Peak Government: It’s not about government disappearing, it’s about government shrinking.

    Central government — the Central State — has been in the expansion mode for so long that the process of contracting government is completely alien to the nation, to those who work for the State, and to those who are dependent on the State. Thus we have little recent historical experience of Peak Government and few if any conceptual guideposts to help us understand this contraction.

    Peak Government is not a reflection of government services or the millions of individuals who work in government; it is a reflection of four key systemic forces that drove State expansion are now either declining or reversing.

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