Point of Clarification: Strategic Uncertainty

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The most important concern that 21st century leaders must deal with is the impact of strategic uncertainty. For post-globalists, uncertainty is the toll that inaction takes on the electorate. It’s the period between recognition of a potential challenge and the resolution. During this time period, confounders can coerce working and middle class people into passing …

Rural America suffers under GOP Strategy

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The main story yesterday was about Hillary Clinton and her potential run for President in 2016. On the other hand, there was no major coverage about the fate of lesser industrial communities. All of the cable news shows found time to talk about how Former Secretary of State is positioning for 2016. Post-Globalists need to …

Oversized Personality is not a Strategy

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Commentators on the cable news shows are ecstatic that Chris Christie was reelected governor of New Jersey. Most are saying that he is the face of an ascendant Republican Party. Governor Christie feigned modesty by saying he was concentrating on getting things done in New Jersey and it’s up to other people to find lessons …

Competing on a Pro-Growth Agenda

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The Presidential Election of 2014 won’t be fought over either healthcare or government shutdown. It will be fought over agendas for the future. The biggest danger facing America is that both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party will try to compete on the same populist message. This means that post-globalists need to make the …

Post-Globalism needed to empower Global Youth

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The World Bank has a segment on its blog called, “Great Ideas Come from Everywhere.” This article suggests that collaboration by “global youth” is the answer to dealing with the techno economic changes that are underway. What’s missing is a strategy for empowering young owner/operators. In fact, most post-globalists know that collaboration is a tactic …

Impact of Post-Globalism on Food Security

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You could make the case that “food security” is what stalled the Doha Round of International Trade Talks back in 2006 and ended the globalization process. To be fair, a lot of international leaders had lost their appetite for multilateral trade agreements because of domestic politics. However, they blamed their rationale for suspending the international …

Who are the Post-Globalists?

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A lot very serious people are waking up to the knowledge that there is a new center in the American body politic. The Esquire/NBC survey creates a picture that shows that the national electorate is much closer to typical post-globalists. They are pro-growth and patriotic but less ideological than those who show up on the …

Nurturing the future of Post-Globalism

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There was a time when the blogosphere was the home of the radical fringe. It was a place where new ideas could find a voice and social movements could be spawned. However, a lot of the pioneers in social media have gone mainstream or turned into blog networks. In fact, most post-globalists would agree that …

Smithsonian Closed, But Gravity Rules

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Anyone who is a huge fan of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museums may want to consider the movie Gravity this weekend. At a glance, the plot seems pretty simple. There’s an accident in space and everyone dies? However, Gravity is a roller coaster ride that takes you through every stage of grief and dumps …

Don’t confuse Moral Outrage with Vitality

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Vitality is more sustainable than moral outrage. This is not to say that vitality doesn’t wane. Everything becomes commonplace overtime. Vitality can be reinvigorated by proximity to other vitality. It can be replenished through outreach. On the other hand outrage, actually numbs all but the most fervent supporters. Outrage is a game of diminishing returns. …