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Did We Start The Recession Last Week?

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There was a deep 18 month recession 100 years ago. It seems more likely than not that we will experience another one 100 years later, and for the same reason. . Last week the U.S. began a useless no-win trade war against our allies and China.

The Worst Book of the Year

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Ellen Rupel Shell's new "Jobs" book is my nomination for the worst book of the year. In short, 1.It is wrong factually. is morally unsupportable. is racist.

Are You a "Data Subject"?

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Europe is creating the governmental infrastructure of the 21st century. S aving your rights, and saving big business from itself. . So, are you a 'data subject'? Europe says yes. And the fascinating thing is, Europe is protecting you, and me, Americans, Canadians, not just Europeans. The European Union's new digital privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation, doesn't just protect European residents or citizens. The law covers 'data subjects.'

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The Numbers on Testosterone

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The controversy over women's testosterone levels continues. Some females support the new track and field standards, some oppose it. . But one interesting thing was revealed in a recent NYTimes story, the levels of testosterone. Most women, including elite female athletes, have natural testosterone levels of.12 nanomoles per liter, the I.A.A.F. said, while the normal male range after puberty is much higher, at 7.7 to 29.4 nanomoles per liter." .

America At the Breaking Point

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Americans of every stripe and hue and belief are exhausted , suffering from mental health issues, mentally broken down, with partisan hate and incivility at an all time high. . So I hoped to find a little comfort in rereading John Dos Passos' classic book, 1919, on its 100th anniversary. In the introduction, the first paragraph, Maxwell writes ".the the year 1919 was a breaking point in American life." .

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Education Revolution Coming

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Between now and 2030 you will see a revolution in education. . Public support, and tax money, will return to both K-12 schools and higher education. College education will be recognized as the most important thing for economic prosperity, both for an individual and for communities and society.

New Data on Suburbs Still In Decline

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Here's another way to measure the decline of suburbs: deaths versus births by county. This is the issue in my county. The county is growing in population, BUT the growth is in senior citizens, not working age people. The NYTimes did an excellent story on it recently.

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DC Schools Say Sitting in Chair More Important Than Learning

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The Washington DC City Council has passed an emergency one time bill to allow 26 students to graduate high school this month. . These students have been absent for more than 120 days, but have met all other academic requirements. . This move is vigorously opposed by the DC Schools, the superintendent of which apparently believes sitting in a chair is more important than learning. And that keep these 26 smart students out of college is also a good thing. .

How Print Newspapers Can Survive and Thrive

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Last night I watched the great movie "The Post," about the Washington Post in 1971, during the days of linotype machines and hot metal and the special language of copy editors. .

Where Are the Girls? Working, Stupid

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So I get this email this week with the subject line, "Where are the Girls?" . The press release, from the Pittsburgh Aviation Institute - - which trains aviation mechanics, says that there is a huge retirement now of aviation mechanics and the solution (surprise) is filling the traditional male occupation with females. . This is the same solution to the shortage of airplane pilots, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, large animal veterinarians, physicists, and you name it. .

The Decline in Shopping

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Nine Shift has predicted that nine of your twelve waking hours each day would be spent differently in this century than in the last century. . One of those waking hours that has changed is now shopping, with online shopping growing and in-person shopping on the decline.

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Gender Pay Discrimination: Point B

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There's outright unethical and illegal gender pay discrimination against women that has to be stopped. But then there is Point B: complex, unresolved issues about gender and pay. . Claire Miller and the NYTimes like to scream 'discrimination' wherever they can, or can't, including nursing.

Advanced Manufacturing Goes Urban, Not Rural

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One of the reasons I think our community college friends are big on advanced manufacturing is that they think small cities and even rural areas are, or could, benefit. Not so. 1.Advanced manufacturing growth in big cities. Nearly seven times the manufacturing GDP growth in urban American than rural America since 2000.

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The Millennials March On

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Whether it be healthcare, marijuana, gay marriage, sexual harassment in the workplace, BANNING GUNS, eliminating student debt or even trains, the Millennial generation will not give up for the rest of their lives. .

Lock Him Up !

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Notice that the majority of efforts to help boys involve paying adults, not providing resources for troubled boys. . When my brother was in high school, he stole some bikes. Appearing before the judge, the judge said "Don't do that again." My brother never did.

Why School Shooters Target Schools

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Until someone does better research, here's the evidence for why school shooters target schools. These young men have been humiliated and embarrassed in school. They have been punished in school. And their entire careers and future have been taken away from them by teachers and the schools. .

#1 Story of the Year 2017

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CITIES REBUILD FOR THE 21st CENTURY. Toronto is building an area ‘from the Internet up.’ (top top drawings in the image below).

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#2 Story of the Year 2017

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GEN Y ANXIETY EPIDEMIC. NineShift co-author Julie Coates discovers this major crisis in post industrial societies. Our post on it got the biggest response from both Gen Yers and their parents this year, confirming the situation.

#3 Story of the Year 2017

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PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTED BY CHANGE. That exhaustion is visible politically, but the causes lie in the societal changes that lead to political instability. We predict the political polarization will decline significantly beginning around 2020, just like it did 100 years ago.

#4 Story of the Year 2017

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UNEMPLOYMENT IN CANADA AND THE U.S. HITS ROCK BOTTOM. There are no more workers available. The acute shortage of college graduates, which NineShift predicted for 2017, is now here. The lack of four year college graduates is the most critical.

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#5 Story of the Year 2017

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TELECOMMUTING, THE SILENT REVOLUTION, KEEPS GROWING. Over 40% of workers now telecommute at least part time. Telecommuting has doubled in the last ten years.

The Top 5 Stories of the Year 2017

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From this year's all-new NineShift presentation, heard by 300 people live in-person and as a webinar this month. Only two more years to go and our story of the transformation of society from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Society is complete. .

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Should Schools Stop Feeding Boys?

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S hould schools stop providing lunch to boys who don't behave well? A teacher in our Gender in the Classroom course noted that taking away recess from students who don't behave is the number #1 response. . All the research indicates that recess is critical to learning, especially for boys. Boys with more frequent motion learn more, especially reading and math, other studies show.

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Where Millennials Move:

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E ven major news media, business, and other supposedly leading organizations don't get the 21st century. Here's a good example. The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and presumably lots of other news media, did a story on what cities people are moving to. The two top ones: San Antonio and Phoenix. The two big losers in population: New York and Los Angeles. . But that's the wrong question. And Minneapolis ought to know better.

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Why is The New York Times Ignoring the Big Brightline Train Story?

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The Brightline train story, which train experts say is huge and could change transportation in America, has been ignored by The New York Times. The NYT has only done two stories over the last year on Brightline, the most recent being six months ago. But Brightline began service just a few months ago, and just in the last few weeks extended service to Miami, a big deal . Train experts say the Brightline story is huge, and may change transportation in America.

Happy Virtual Anniversary Me ! !

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2 0 years ago today I blew up my organization's 10,000 square foot national headquarters, with library, conference and seminar room, beautiful desks, an office for my secretary (that's what we called assistants back then), and my vision of an indoor fountain to welcome visitors from all over the world. People from Hong Kong, Australia, and across North American actually did travel to Manhattan, Kansas, to visit us.

"The Road of Death"

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I n England, there is a road where they have so many accidents, people have nicknamed it "The Road of Death." . Here's the kicker: there have been only 4 auto fatalities on the road in the last 5 years. .

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Are Private Trains the Answer to Highway Congestion?

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The question was asked in a Today segment earlier this month with NBC's Kerry Sanders reporting. The short answer is No. Yes, trains are the answer to highway congestion, in fact they are the answer to highways, and are replacing cars for this century. We predicted this in 2005 on BBC worldwide radio. Private trains will operate on the tracks, but the tracks will be owned by the people, the government, the public sector.

Brightline Takes Miami ! !

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Exciting news for the U.S. in the 21st Century - - Brightline started service this month from Miami, now serving Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach. And next: the big one, Orlando. . The for-profit train is getting rave reviews for service, comfort, and hard to believe - - low prices, so far. . Everyone in the train industry, and maybe transportation industry, is looking at Brightline's overnight success in 2018. Texas appears to be next.

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How Julie Detected the Russian Troll Bot

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Here's how Julie detected she was texting with a Russian troll bot. We got a question already on how she knew, thank you David. So I asked her. Here's what she said: 1.Length of time between replies. The computer, or maybe the Russian at the other end, had to spend up to five minutes to reply to certain questions.

Julie Gets Hit On by a Russian Troll Bot

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It's the start of election season, according to the Russians. . This morning they sent a troll bot to try to engage Julie and switch or disrupt her voting perspective. We are in a swing state where the Russians turned the election in 2016. . Julie stumped the Russian computer, which had to take five minutes to respond to each of her questions; and when she said "You are a troll" it quit. . Will be "interesting" to see if American democracy survives.

China Attacks the U.S. - - with Birdseed

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World War III takes on a new level, as China actively supports Iran - - with birdseed. Yes, despite the U.S. sanctions against Iran, China is creating a whole new train line from China to Iran. The first shipment will contain birdseed. . So what will the U.S. Bomb the train tracks? Probably not, almost assuredly not. . Instead WWIII continues with economic, cyber, political, propaganda and regulatory (for example, trade war, internation trade pacts). . I just realized!

Can Only Women Be Believed on Gender?

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. Can only women be believed on the science of gender? In the last month two articles, one in The New York Times, and one in The Washington Post, have chipped away at the false feminist beliefs regarding gender, citing the science and biology of gender that every scientist already knows is fact. Both people allowed in print are women. One female scientist told me that her work on gender receives criticism, but less so because she is a woman.

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Gender Pay Discrimination: Point A

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There's complex, tough and so-far unresolved issues regarding gender pay. And then there's outright no-good unethical, hopefully illegal, gender pay discrimination against women. . Claire Miller, in a NYTimes article about nursing , screams bloody discrimination about nurses. But is it?

Feminist Belief System Discounted by Another Woman

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Another female author is chipping away at the feminist false and harmful belief system. This book acknowledges the science of the brain and takes on specifically learning in girls and boys. Claire Shipman, co-author of a book on helping girls risk more and gain confidence, tip toes into science, gets a few things wrong, but nevertheless chips away at the false feminist belief system on gender. She was interviewed by the Washington Post.

China's Top Scientific Advance in 2017: Train Simulator

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The top scientific advance for 2017 in China's universities was named last week. It is a high speed train simulator.

More Hypocrisy with Fearless Girl

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Americans love symbolism, rather than actually doing something constructive. Far easier to yell and scream over a symbol than solve the problem.

Feminists Dealt Huge Blow

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T hird wave feminists were dealt of huge blow last month. Science won over their false belief system. . Track and field's world governing body limited entry into women's events to athletes who have testosterone levels that are capable of being produced solely by ovaries, according to a story in the NYTimes. The article was written by Doriane Lambelet Coleman, who competed in track and field internationally during the 1980s and is now a professor of law at Duke Law School. .

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The Gig Economy Demands Universal Health Insurance

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With 36 percent of U.S. workers already freelancers, and the percentage predicted to be over 50% in ten years, how will half of the working population get health insurance? . Universal health insurance, transportable to any employer, of course. Or half of the U.S. workforce could move to Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia or New Zealand, get health insurance and work from there.

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Welcome to the Gig Economy

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We had a staff member at my organization resign in the last few weeks. I am thinking about replacing her with 2-5 freelancers. We've already contracted with one freelancer to do our website. "In In 2017, freelancers made up nearly 36 percent of U.S. workers and contributed $1.4 trillion to the economy,according to a survey by Freelancers Union and the freelancing platform Upwork. By 2020 LinkedIn predicts 43 percent of the U.S.