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#1 Progressives Transform America This Month

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Last week was the clincher: progressives have transformed America for the rest of the century. The New York state legislature joined California and Europe in leading us in creating the societal infrastructure for this century.

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#4 Is Your City Too Expensive To Save From Climate Change?

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B anks, governments and companies are now calculating in dollars the cost of various responses to climate change.

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#1 New World Leader Rattles U.S.

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We predicted young people would take on one more big battle before 2020, and here it is: saving the planet. Saving the planet clearly the top story this month. The leader to save the planet is Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish girl. She started a movement in Europe for people to switch from planes to trains, and the airlines noticed. This month she rattled the U.S. with two moves. Greta’s success prompted KLM to run a full page ad in NYTimes supporting environmental friendly travel.

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#2 NineShift Exclusive: Answer to Big City Crowding

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A McKinsey report this month noted the trend of people moving and crowding into as few as 25 big cities in the country. Reasonably priced housing is now scarce, creating an urban crisis. NineShift has predicted the solution. Here it is again: trains. Train routes will be built from smaller cities and areas into the big cities, allowing workers to live in more reasonably priced housing in small towns.

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#3 Millennials Take Down A Government

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Peacefully but forcefully, millennials took down the government of Puerto Rico this month. Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. Of NineShift’s two millennial friends on the island, one protested for the first time, reporting to us: “I would dare say ninety percent of the people there were millennial, my generation. We grew up in chaos, always having corruption in our system. It’s been amazing to be part of that change. We made history.

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July 2019 Top NineShift Stories

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Only 5 more months to go to the Roaring Twenties. And to the full total start of the Knowledge Society, the end of our story. Here’s the top NineShift stories for July 2019. #4 4 What’s Your Moon Shot? The End of Big Visioning. The 50 th anniversary of the moon landing this month also coincides with the end of big visioning. One of the best new economy leadership vision questions of the last 20 years, “What’s Your Moon Shot?”.

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April Top NineShift Stories

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The countdown to the end of our story continues. Only 8 more months until society has fully moved from the Industrial Age of the last century to the Knowledge Age of the 21 st Century. 1.Trains and Environment Movements Converge.

#2 Why Bernie Sanders Resembles the Greatest U.S. Senator in History

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He was a U.S. Senator 100 years ago, and was later named the greatest U.S. Senator in history. Bernie Sanders resembles him today. . He was Robert M. La Follette, Republican, from Wisconsin. He fought for things we take for granted, like the public electing our U.S. Senators. But 100 years ago, he was alone in advocating for the changes, thus earning the nickname “Fighting Bob.”.

#3 Girls Now Getting Depressed, Schools Discover

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The boys have been depressed for over two decades, with 100,000 of them dying of despair this year, about the same as died in WWI. The girls are now depressed too, schools discovered this month. We have a young woman friend, in law school, who told us when she gets a panic attack sometimes she blacks out. . Girls have been depressed before this year of course; but this year schools apparently woke up to it, and started asking for more mental health counselors for their schools.

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June 2019 Top NineShift Stories

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Only six more months to go and society will have been transformed from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Society. Here’s the Top 5 stories for June 2019. #5 5 Humans Replace Computers It became clear this month that most of the computers-replace-humans predictions are premature promises. Leading the premature promises: A story reporting that Tesla’s Elon Musk is the only car guy left still saying driverless cars are coming soon.

February Report: War Against Boys

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A few more positive stories about boys this month. Society still firmly anti-boy and the young men are still dying. One of the boys we mentor/help just lost his best high school friend to despair. suicide by intentional overdose). So yeah, we got some skin in this game.

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February Report: New Green Deal

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Top story of the month: New Green Deal. Old people say there's no ROI in saving the human race, informing their grandchildren they won't make it past 2200. Sorry, kids, it's just too expensive for the world's richest country to save the human race. . But Gen Y is not buying the cost.

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Could this be the Gen Y Revolt We Predicted?

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This week AOC is getting a lot of support for her publicizing efforts to save the planet. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is the 20something congresswoman from New York who seems to be representing her generation as well as her district.

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NineShift 2019 Predictions. #6 Gen Y Revolt

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Gen Y will have one more play; they will change one more thing for the good of the 21st century. . Their modus operandi is online, so that is the likely organizing and force they will use. The issue: no idea. .

Confused Professor Asks Great Question about Shift #7

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The time for inventing the 21st century is over. It's now history. A confused university professor asked a great question about Shift #7, boys lead a change in values. We noted one of those new 21st century values boys first pioneered was collaboration.

Sixties the Nostalgia Decade for Gen Y?

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A leading contender for Gen Y nostalgia and interest might be the 1960s. -I I told my son Willie I had this great record, In A Gada Da Vida, by Iron Butterfly, recorded in 1968. "No No you don't, he replied. I took it years ago.". -I

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#2 Story of the Year

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The $15 an hour minimum wage made big strides this year. Some 20 states increased their minimum wages, and Amazon, Charter Communications, Target, and other corporations are moving their minimum pay up to, or close to, $15/hour.

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#4 Story of the Year

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Freelancers and entrepreneurs, the "gig economy," now estimated at 36% of the workforce. The new economy is taking hold employment-wise, with people working from home, people working from a distance, people on contract, entrepreneurs and freelancers.

#1 Story of the Year

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A zinc-air battery, capable of providing power with just sunlight, is the Top Story of 2018. It was announced several months ago by Patrick Soon-Shiong of NantEnergy, which created it several years ago.

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Other May News:

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Other May news: * The year 2019 continues to look and feel just like 1919, dull, full of strife, inequality, and just plain awful to experience on a societal level. Brexit hit a new low, and the parallels with the U.S. seem to grow. Neither nation is able to turn the clock back to the last century, try as both nations are doing. Infrastructure postponed. The U.S. continues to slip into decline. Infrastructure going nowhere. No universal Internet; no big funding for trains.

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Top Story of May 2019

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#1 EVERYONE'S BEING BITCHY WITH YOU. You are trying to hold your organization together, plus learn the latest new software. People are retiring and leaving you with more to do, not even thanking you for continuing to contribute to their retirement and social security. The national news is bad, no matter what TV channel you try (or what political persuasion you hold). You are exhausted emotionally dealing with all the uncertainty about where your organization and even society is going.

#2 Minneapolis First City To Eliminate Single Family Zoning

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Your children may not be able to live in a single family home 20 years from now. That’s because multiple residence zoning lessens inequality, helps renters, creates more dense communities, promotes light rail, is better for the environment, and more. Single family zoning was essential and mandatory for the now-fading suburbs. But now there’s a new movement: YIMBY. You know NIMBY, Not In My BackYard. Now people are saying Yes In My BackYard to the 21 st century.

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May 2019 Top NineShift Stories

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Only 7 more months til our story ends. The transformation of work and society from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age will be complete by 2020. The NineShift “Grand Finale” will be held Thursday, Nov 21, in San Diego at the big LERN annual conference. Here’s the top 3 stories of the month. #3 3 Light Rail is the People’s Choice. New light rail is popping up all over. People want it.

Funny Ending to Draves' 2 minute Introduction

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From last month's live Nineshift for 2019, here's how the presentation started. The ending is worth the 2 minutes, according to NineShifters. And thanks to the 150 people who signed up for the NineShift webinar Dec.

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One Minute Fall Peak Leaves Colors

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From the road near our cabin in northern Wisconsin, here's a one minute video of the fall colors this year.

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I Can't Help, I'm "In the Office" Today

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Some changes make even my head spin. Here's one. My wife Julie called Alaska Airlines lost baggage people to find out if they had found our luggage yet. Very helpful woman, but said she couldn't access all her records since she is "working in the office today.".

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Confused Reader Says U.S. Not a Democracy

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Breaking news for the founding fathers and authors of the Constitution. Or not. . A confused NineShift reader alleges that the United States "is a republic, not a democracy.". I believe this might be a fad-of-the-day, certainly not a fact of the day, for those who support destroying our democracy.

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Depression Week

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Last week most of the dozen young people Julie is watching out for called in panic. All at once, it seemed to her. Depression, panic attacks, anxiety, worries and stress. They are smart, young, not given a chance in college, and mostly (but not all) male.

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Top 5 Stories of March 2019

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1.Young versus old: Green New Deal advances without old Democrat or Republican support. While young people advance new inventions and rail against climate change, it has become clear this is not a political fight but young versus old. Old Republicans say it is not cost effective to save the planet. Old Democrats argue it is not politically feasible to save the planet. 2.Flat Earth Faculty Start to Lose Scientists are tired of debating the climate change deniers.

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New Way For Boys to Die

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Males are 99.9% of combat deaths; 94% of workplace fatalities; 84% of homicides; and 75% of suicide victims. Now there's a new way young men are dying: cirrhosis of the liver. .

Confused Reader Disputes E.U. Law

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A confused reader disputed our post on July 23 that Americans would be protected under the new European Union law. . Let's give two examples: 1.Earlier this week, my little organization wanted to get some software from a company in Europe to teach Americans, not Europeans.

Non-Net Neutrality To Hurt Education and Non-Profits Big Time

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If Net Neutrality is killed in the United States, as is the government's plan, it would hurt education and non-profits big time. Here's what online guru Dan Belhassen told LERN, . "I I see educational resources as being one of those categories that could be “killed in the crossfire”.

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.

Big Brother is Here: Thanks Google

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I had no idea Google listens in and records your in-person face-to-face conversations. In the ongoing uncovering of big tech's bad influence on society, my brilliant co-author assures me Big Brother is here, and it is Google. Two days ago she was talking with a young friend in-person about some beads made in India. The next day she got an ad on her cell phone for those very beads made in India. Her cell phone was not on during her conversation, just nearby. .

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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.

February Report: Trains

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H ere's our February Report: Trains. We move closer to the end of our story. Society enters fully into the new economic age of the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century, and the countdown begins. . World. Trains are gaining on cars. -Eurostar is adding another train from London to the continent, promoting the train's 80% less pollution as a way to save the human race (it is). The Netherlands announced a 2040 plan to connect its 9 biggest cities with trains leaving every 10 minutes.

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February Report: Democracy Shows Life

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This month democracy showed some strength and Americans got needed hope. Conservative Chief Justice Roberts seems bent on maintaining democracy. Big business, Congress, American people seem to be willing to fight for Democracy. President Trump gets called an asset of Russia’s Putin for the first time. Department of Justice seems like it won't be shut up. Some Republicans also coming out for democracy. Bottom line, we get hopeful

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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.

ParentsOfBoys created, new Facebook page Gets Good response

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A new citizens organization is being planned by myself and co-author Julie Coates called ParentsOfBoys.org. And our new Facebook page at parentsandboys is generating a lot of interest, likes, followers already. It is just two weeks old. With 100,000 young men probably dying again this year, same number as died in 2018 from the despair of being denied college, the issue is on our minds.

#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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