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The Greediest Generation

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In 1998, former news anchor Tom Brokaw wrote a book called The Greatest Generation. In that book he said, “‘it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.’ He argued that … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Part II: Risk Management

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the second of three parts in an overview of the future of climate change. The first part can be found here. In this section, I’m going to focus on three things relating to … Continue reading

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What’s Truly Important in Today’s News

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. As a futurist, I read the news differently than most people. By the time something is on the front page of the mainstream media (MSM), it’s usually of very little interest to me. As well, … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Cried “Bear!”

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. And so the Wing-Nut wing of the Republican Party is once again threatening the financial, economic, and fiscal stability of the American republic, first by threatening to block passage of a Continuing Resolution on funding … Continue reading

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4 Wild Cards for Utilities in 2013: Risks & Opportunities

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The utility industries thrive on stability, yet they may well face a number of surprises in 2013 and beyond, both pleasant and unpleasant. And although some of these will be “unknown unknowns”, others may be … Continue reading

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Stalking the Specter

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In my last blog, “A Specter Is Haunting Europe”, I described the running crisis that threatens Europe’s financial markets and economy with potentially severe knock-on effects for the global markets and global economy. I got … Continue reading

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The Future of Work: How the 1% and the 99% Become Aristocrats & Peons

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In our last blog (which you can see here), I hosted a guest blogger, Chris Ritchie, who wrote about how the job market is a major problem for people in their twenties and early thirties … 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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It’s Not Just Stocks that Are at Risk

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The stock markets have fallen out of bed since President Obama signed the ludicrous debt ceiling deal. I don’t wonder about that; what I wonder is why they took so long. I was expecting stocks … Continue reading

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