Do We Really Need Government?

At least as we now know it…  In many of my recent UrbanSurvival and Peoplenomics columns, I have asked whether there isn’t a Terrible Vortex ahead, somewhere a year or two out, when misguided government policies all come home to roost at the same time? The question is particularly pertinent because of recent disclosures about governments spying on civilians (non-suspects) in an effort to do for the present day with computers, what the McCarthy Era did for rabid anti-communists one long-wave economic cycle ago.  As usual, we try not to ask questions we don’t already know the answers to, but not without coffee first…and then we’ll get down to whatever happened to Robin Hood and since when did robbing ‘hoods take become acceptable?  Time for a large helping of “Business Process Reengineering” directed toward government…

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Left Field Alert: California Exodus?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a major state – like California – just had to up and quit doing business in the ways it always had?  What would be the impacts?  That’s the question we ponder this morning as we look at a possible “left field event” (black swan or outlier is also used) that may be developing right now.  It’s also a story of political intrigue involving a frog – and maybe someone behind the scenes running an agenda.  First, however coffee and munchies as we spin up the brainerator for weekend use…

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Meet the Video Version of 9-1-1

Thanks to Peoplenomics.com subscribers, we have the resources to every so-often actually pursue a new idea.  This morning we roll out a new concept:  How to turn every-day cell phones into crime fighting tools that may even be more effective than hand-guns.  We’ll be sharing this one with UrbanSurvival readers and trying to promote the idea more widely beginning Friday morning.  But this morning, in addition to the website announcing the concept, a short discussion about the “method of invention” by which anyone can come up with great solutions to very difficult problems.  After some headlines and a check of how our trading model is doing, of course.

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