The news was explosive during the 2nd Quarter 2017.
Unfortunately, much of the serious news was drowned out by the noise of alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election in 2016. A great deal of the real news centered around global realignments as US power declined and around the US federal budget and the refusal to allocate significant funds for anything that might benefit the general population – including health care, infrastructure, and tax reform for middle and lower income groups.
We added several features to our news coverage this quarter:
- First, we created a long-term trends section to help you see the primary trends behind the news. These are trends we have covered before – often in earlier Wrap Ups. Understanding the primary trends can convert an explosive number of stories from an overwhelming amount of information to a picture of a world that makes sense.
- We have also added a category called “Go Local.” We are on the lookout for more local action and success stories. Send them in if you see them!
Make sure to listen to my discussion with Dr. Joseph Farrell as we review the long term trends, the news of 2nd Quarter 2017 and the Trump Administration Report Card. You can find Part I here and Part II here.
- The Economy & Financial Markets
- Science & Technology
- Go Local
- The Unanswered Questions