I Think We Are Close To A Tipping Point

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    The Coming Middle-class Anarchy

    True story: A retired couple I know, Brian and Ilsa, own a home in the Southwest. It’s a pretty house, right on the manicured golf course of their gated community (they’re crazy about golf). The only problem is, they bought the house near the top of the market in 2005, and...
    kar120c kar120c
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    2 Responses Oct 9, 2010

    The Real Horror Story: The U.s. Economic Meltdown

    This October, millions of Americans are going to watch horror movies and read horror stories because they enjoy being frightened. Well, if you really want to be scared, you should just check out the real horror story unfolding right before our eyes – the U.S. economic meltdown...
    kar120c kar120c
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    1 Response Oct 15, 2010

    Tipping Point

    In Malcolm Gladwell's provocative book The Tipping Point, he gives many examples of how seemingly small, insignificant decisions can radiate to cause an eventual wave of change that overtakes the prevailing modes of behavior. He clearly extrapolates how the silent leaders of...
    kar120c kar120c
    46-50
    1 Response Oct 6, 2010

    Global Warming Tipping Point

    The type of tipping point that I am most worried about is a global warming tipping point. On the one hand, a little bit more global warming would arguably be a good thing. For example, if perhaps in the year 2028 some Japanese fishing boat captain puts on youtube.com a self-made...
    m108rfd m108rfd
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    Nov 18, 2013
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