Tag Archives: Fourth Turning

  • Blog

    Keeping Up Morale in the Fourth Turning

    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 1:29 PM

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    During this part of the cycle, many of us have experienced some fairly extreme isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of how serious you believe the disease is, the isolation, fear, and paranoia it has caused have led to some major consequences to the psyche and overall well-being of billions of people worldwide.

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    The Fourth Turning

    A cascading loss of faith in institutions
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6:14 PM

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    I care a lot about the future.  I wish it to be as abundant, hospitable, & prosperous for as many people as possible.

    Of course, how it actually turns out is not up to me.  It’s up to us.

    Where we need unity to accomplish some really huge, if not heroic, things over the coming years and decades, we’re as fractured as we’ve every been culturally and politically.  That there are certain parties actively driving wedges and seeking disunity bothers me greatly.  I believe history will once again be very unkind in how it remembers such people, but that’s another story for another day.

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  • Podcast

    Neil Howe: Expect Creative Destruction In This Fourth Turning

    We're entering the era when a new order violently replaces the old
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 24, 2020, 5:11 PM

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    Fourth turnings are characterized by a growing demand for social order, yet supply of it remains weak. The emergence of the surveillance state, a perpetual war machine, increased intervention in failing markets by the central planners, greater government control of critical systems like health care and the Internet — all of these are classic fourth turning signs of the desperation authorities exert as they lose control.

    History shows time and time again that such overreach ends in rejection of the current order, usually via violent revolution.

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  • Blog

    Surf’s Up!

    The wave of change is finally here. Are you prepared to ride it?
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, January 10, 2020, 6:07 PM

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    Nothing seems right anymore.

    In whichever direction we choose to look, things are unraveling at a quickening pace.

    Welcome to the Fourth Turning; and with it, a profound loss of trust in institutions and government.

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  • Podcast

    Charles Hugh Smith: Will You Be Richer or Poorer?

    Much of what we truly value is at risk
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:34 PM

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    Prolific and exceptionally perceptive author Charles Hugh Smith returns to discuss the insights in his just-launched book Will You Be Richer Or Poorer? Profit, Power & AI in a Traumatized World (the first chapter of which can be read for free here) The current narrative that our standard of living is not only the best…

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    Neil Howe: What To Expect From The Fourth Turning We’re Now In

    More centralized control, crisis & conflict
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4:58 PM

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    Fourth turnings are characterized by a growing demand for social order, yet supply of it remains weak. The emergence of the surveillance state, a perpetual war machine, increased intervention in the markets by the central planners, greater government control of critical systems like health care and the Internet — all of these are classic signs that we are well into a fourth turning now.

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    Neil Howe: The Fourth Turning Has Arrived

    History offers a guide to crisis management
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 23, 2013, 4:14 PM

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    In 1996, demographers William Strauss and Neil Howe published the book The Fourth Turning. This study of generational cycles ("turnings") in America revealed predictable social trends that recur throughout history, and warned of a coming crisis (a "fourth turning") based on this research.

    Fourth turnings are defined by disorder and great changes brought on by a breakdown of the systems and operating principles that dominated the prior three turnings.

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