Nov 1, 2008

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The Whirlwind Whirls the World

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Falling economic dominoes are changing the face of geopolitics in
ways no one anticipated. John enumerates a list of these changes
on the international scene and then invites Peter Zeihan from
Stratfor Intelligence (www.stratfor.com) for a close look at the
significance of these in Russia and Mexico.

Hyperfocusing on single issues seems to be the norm today, even
though it’s an interaction of multiple issues that changes the
world. People and politicians are obsessed with the economic
crisis, which they didn’t see coming, and ignoring the rising
energy crisis, which they don’t see coming and which will whip the
perfect financial storm even deeper. Zapata George is an oil
geologist and fund manager who tells us why they’re all missing the
most important change of the 21st Century.

John reads a letter for his boralogue, written by a small business
owner in the south that employs about 80 people. The owner relates
how tax policy and regulation are destroying small business in this
country.

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