Stratfor: Geopolitics of the Gregorian Calendar

by STRATFOR When England adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, some 170 years after it was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “It is pleasant for an old man to be able to go to bed on Sept. 2, and not have to get up until Sept. 14.” Indeed, nearly two weeks evaporated …

Today’s Wealth Destruction Is Hidden by Government Debt

Still unnoticed by a large part of the population is that we have been living through a period of relative impoverishment. Money has been squandered in welfare spending, bailing out banks or even – as in Europe – of fellow governments. But many people still do not feel the pain.

Dreadnought

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness, Part (5) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (4) “End of the Cycle” observed “the new seeds of global conflict developing in what Professor Peter Turchin[i] has referred to as ‘Rich, Overeducated Elites’[ii]; attempting to prolong the duration of the current Fin de Siècle, …

Stratfor: U.S. Foreign Policy from the Founders’ Perspective

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor Last week I discussed how the Founding Fathers might view the American debt crisis and the government shutdown. This week I thought it would be useful to consider how the founders might view foreign policy. I argued that on domestic policy they had clear principles, but unlike their …