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August 4th, 2014

Marijuana and the Rapidity of Social Change

  Think back five or six years ago to 2008 or 2009. If you thought about equal marriage for people of the same sex what did you think?   If you were gay or knew someone who was and wanted to be married you had clear and perhaps deeply felt views. If not, perhaps you thought […]

 

 

February 17th, 2009

This Great Recession is Actually Green

The Great Recession of 2008-2010/11 is going to be a very tough time economically.  As I wrote in my Forecast for 2009, this economic collapse brings four words to mind. The first word is contraction, which is the standard way to view a recession.  Economic activity contracts and we are in a recession, economic expansion […]

 

 

January 21st, 2009

January 20, 2009

What a day!  President Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.  This will be a day that will go down in history as an inflection day.  Today is a day when the United States and the world changes course and move in a new direction. Yes President Obama is the first African […]

 

 

December 23rd, 2008

China Faces a Rough Road Ahead

China is nothing less than a historical phenomenon. In just 30 years the country has moved from being a closed, communist country with a rural economy to one of the most economically powerful countries of the world.  It is the first country in history to move from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age to […]

 

 

October 30th, 2008

A Shift In Consciousness Has Occurred

A global shift in consciousness has occurred during October.  Trust and confidence have given way to fear and uncertainty. Plans and expectations have been completely altered or dashed altogether.  Governments, entire industries, equity markets and the majority of the adult populations in the developed countries of the world are staring into a financial abyss that […]

 

 

July 28th, 2008

Accelerating Electronic Connectedness – Internet Usage in China and the United States

It was just reported that, as expected, there are now more Internet users in China than in the U.S. As of last month there were 253 million Internet users in China as compared to 220 million in the U.S. What is striking is that in just the last year, the number of new users in […]

 

 

January 9th, 2008

Forecast for 2008

This is the second year for Evolution Shift to present you with a general forecast and somewhat more specific predictions for 2008.  The forecast for 2007 is here for those wanting to check out the accuracy of what was predicted for last year.  In addition I made some transitional 2007/2008 predictions last week, tying up […]

 

 

November 30th, 2007

It Now Starts with the Kindle

Amazon’s introduction of the Kindle electronic book reader feels momentous. It is the first time that the long anticipated, much debated future of the ‘ebook’ feels ready to begin in a meaningful way. During the past ten years there has been great debate about the ebook.  Generally speaking there have been three points of view […]

 

 

September 27th, 2007

2007: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Recently, I have been struck by the number of anniversaries of significant events that have been acknowledged this year.  This past summer was the 40th anniversary of the “Summer of Love”.  August was the 60th anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan.  This week marked the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of public schools […]

 

 

June 21st, 2007

Art Changes Consciousness

We have all heard the phrase “Life Imitates Art”. It points to the fact that artists are often in that space between imagination and the current society in which they live.  While most members of society are busy doing, working, acquiring and toeing the line of social norms, artists are often detached from such behavior. […]

 

 

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