Monthly Archives: June 2012

We’ve got the “population problem” upside-down

There are a number of issues I want to discuss here at Future Brief, but there is one that is annoying. I hear it constantly raised by so many commentators as a critical issue to our global future and yet … Continue reading

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The occasion has arisen. Someone needs to rise to the occasion.

The Pew Research Center, funded by the non-partisan Pew Charitable Trusts, has seven “projects”, each of which researches the attitudes of Americans on a wide range of issues. One of those centers is the Pew Research Center for the People … Continue reading

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45 years in 4 minutes and 18 seconds

In 1967, I was 22 years old and sitting in a movie theater watching Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. For my generation at that point, there is one word from that movie that will never be forgotten. The moment we … Continue reading

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