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Water Is Not the New Oil: The Future of Water, Part I

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Water is not the new oil; it’s much more important than that. There are substitutes for oil, but there are no substitutes for water, and we are running dry. As that happens (and it … Continue reading

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We Can See Right Through Them: Transparency and How to Use It

by Kit Worzel, futurist In 2014, Canada ranked #10 in lack of corruption worldwide, the UK ranked #14, and the US ranked #17. In comparison, Denmark scored as the least corrupt country in the world, India was in the middle … Continue reading

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15 Unexpected Things to Expect in 2015

by futurists Richard Worzel & Kit Worzel What kind of a year are we headed into? Well, some things are obvious, like continued conflict between Russia and the West, and the importance of technology. Others are less certain. So, what … Continue reading

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12 Trends for 2012

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The year ahead is going to be a tumultuous one, challenging in political, economic, and financial terms. Despite this, there are opportunities for those prepared to take advantage of them, because uncertain times mean that … Continue reading

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It Can’t Happen Here: What Happens After Occupy Wall Street

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The Occupy movement is most significant not for what the protestors say, but rather that the movement is happening at all. It demonstrates significant unrest, and the greatest dissatisfaction with the capitalist system that we’ve … Continue reading

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Things to watch through 2011 and through the decade

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Like all years, there will be good news and bad in 2011. Because of the bad planning, bad judgment, and bad behavior of previous years and decades, some of the potential bad news is very … Continue reading

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Inflation AND deflation at the same time? Economic straws in the wind

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. I’ve noticed a strange development recently: two indicators that I follow for inflation and deflation are both rising, implying that we may be headed for a period of both inflation and deflation at the same … Continue reading

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Outlook 2020: The Economy

This is the second in a series of blogs on the likely events of the next 10 years. If we’re lucky, 2010 could be a lousy year. If we’re unlucky, 2010 could be a disastrous year, worse than 2008, because … Continue reading

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