Post-Globalism view of Competitive Economies

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has sparked a debate about what constitutes a competitive economy with the recent release of its “Global Competitiveness Index.” For members of the Freedom First and Cost Cutter Wings of the Republican Party, the answers are always smaller government and less policing of market forces. However, you may want to …

Announcing Post-Globalism essay on Amazon.com

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Now that summer vacations are over, it’s time to talk about Post-Globalism as a pro-growth strategy. The world may be focused on the standoff over Syrian intervention. However, most post-globalists are concentrating on how to make the most of the fall economic development season. To help all those concerned, “Post-Globalism: A Strategy for Ending America’s …

Bali or bust for Doha Round

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Post-Globalists are often reminded that Globalism ended with the first suspension of the Doha Round of International Trade Talks in 2006. Since then Economies around the world have suffered through the Great Recession and many resets.  Like clockwork, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy has started his pitch about why the December meeting in Bali represents …

Post-Globalism versus Short-Term Thinking

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Nothing epitomizes the strategies that have led to America’s long decline like the value placed on short-term results. A lot of very serious people can’t seem to remember if they are for short-term thinking or against it. Many of these so-called gurus spend two months out every quarter talking about how dangerous short-term thinking is …

Voting for a 21st Century Economy

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A lot of very serious people are concerned about the Roberts Court’s willingness to undermine representative democracy. The mainstream media was only too glad to talk about the Voter’s Rights Act during a slow news period before the George Zimmerman Trial. For those who want to end America’s long decline, you may want to consider …

Taking the 4th of July to Recharge

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In the larger scheme of things, the cancellation of local fireworks don’t matter. The majority of working and middle class Americans already see sequestration as just another example of poor governance. Most have factored in the discomfort and plan on enjoying the holiday in spite of the pain inflicted by their elected representatives. Unfortunately, the …

Countering the Washington Consensus

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There is a growing consensus among a lot of very serious people that the middle class is starting to respond negatively to the economic stresses. While some may disagree, it’s safe to say the current state of international affairs isn’t working based on the economic unrest in Brazil, Bulgaria, and Turkey. It’s also prudent to …

Initiating an Economic Course Correction

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In many respects, America’s long decline is a lot like the threat posed by climate instability. Man-made air pollution, according to climate scientists, is a major contributor to global warming, which leads to climate instability. This in turn causes death and destruction. Additionally, scientists say that unless there is a course correction major weather events …

Starting a New Routine

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The last few years have revolved around thinking about hydrogen convergence and how best to help those tasked with supporting sustainability. Hopefully, loyal readers of the ebTDesign Forum will come view this blog as a space for discussing how best to end America’s long decline, which is a situation almost 70 years in the making. …