Ideas

Trump is the First Warhol U.S. President

Posted: 03.07.2018

 

This is a pretty catchy title isn’t it.  Thank you for reading.  You may think this column is about Trump, but it isn’t, it is actually about Andy Warhol.  Trump fits within the Warhol paradigm, not the other way around   As a professional futurist I am frequently asked questions such as: “Who are the […]

 

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21st Century Finance: Users of Capital

Posted: 02.28.2018

 

(Part III of a series on the future of banking and finance) By now I hope to have convinced you in Part I and Part II of this series on 21st Century Finance, that things are never going to be the same. My thesis is that new technologies (discussed extensively in Part I) have the […]

 

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Putting a Price on Carbon

Posted: 01.11.2018

 

By guest columnist Mike Shatzkin   About eighteen months ago, I shifted my life around so that I could spend less time on my lifetime activities in the publishing business and dedicate more time to addressing climate change. I started out concerned about global warming; that was the catalyst. I quickly learned that the CO2 […]

 

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21st Century Finance: Providers of Capital

Posted: 12.20.2017

 

(Part II of a series on the future of banking and finance)   This column follows my overview comparing 21st Century Finance vs. 20th Century  Finance. Hopefully I convinced you that banking and finance are likely never to see the same profit margins as in previous decades and that many of the business lines are […]

 

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It is Time to Talk Worst Case Scenario About Climate Change

Posted: 12.04.2017

 

The negative effects of fossil fuels have been speculated upon and known for a long time. The larger scale concerns, awareness, and now actions have largely occurred in the last 25 years.  Many people actually think that it was Al Gore who first alerted humanity to the issue of Climate Change.  Here is a partial […]

 

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