Which Nations Will Crumble and Which Few Will Prosper in the Next 25 Years?

Which Nations Will Crumble and Which Few Will Prosper in the Next 25 Years? By Charles Hugh Smith Adaptability and flexibility will be the core survival traits going forward. What will separate the many nations that will crumble in the next 25 years and those few that will survive and even prosper while the status quo dissolves around them? As I explain in my recent book Pathfinding our Destiny: Preventing the Final Fall of Our Democratic Republic, the factors that will matter are not necessarily cultural or financial; being hard-working and wealthy…

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Can Local Solutions Succeed Where Foreign Aid Has Failed?

Can Local Solutions Succeed Where Foreign Aid Has Failed? By Matt Warner In Ruhiira, Uganda, an international aid project once offered villagers $300,000 to grow maize instead of matoke, a banana-like starch. Maize, the aid experts reasoned, was better to farm because it is nutritious, drought-resistant, and produces high yields. The experts were right. At harvest time, the villagers found themselves with a bumper crop of 3,840 tons of maize. What happened next, though, cut short any celebration. No one could figure out what to do with all the excess…

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Decentralization Is The Solution To The Government Shutdown Problem

Decentralization Is The Solution To The Government Shutdown Problem By Ryan McMaken The partial shutdown with the federal government has helped, perhaps more than any other recent political event, to illustrate some of the biggest problems that come with centralizing an ever-larger number of government activities within a single, centralized institution. Were the US government more decentralized, we’d not now be facing a nationwide systemic failure that has continues to cripple the private sector in many ways. Held Hostage by a Shuttered Regulatory State The federalization of resources and regulatory…

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Is This The Century of Secession?

Is This The Century of Secession? By Jon Rappoport Here is the political question of our time: Will it be one future for all, or many futures side by side? Read on. —Any movement toward secession is a good thing, no matter how ill-conceived. It puts a different idea in minds: defect, decentralize, opt out, strive to become more self-sufficient. This idea can spawn many new strategies, over the long run. For example, there is a lot of noise about California seceding from the Union. One plan would split the…

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