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Events & Surprises of 2016

by futurists Richard Worzel and Kit Worzel There are many things that we already know about 2016: The leading edge of the Boomers will turn 70 – and complain about it. The Millennials are taking over in government, business, and society. … Continue reading

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What Happens When California Runs Out of Water?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. California is exceptional. We all know that. Unfortunately, California has become exceptional in a particularly unpleasant way: it’s running out of water. According to NASA, California’s current four-year drought is the worst in 1,200 … 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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13 Trends for 2013

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. A new year is a time when everyone thinks and wonders about the future, and I’m no different, except for me it’s also my job. With that in mind, let me identify some of the … 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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A Futurist’s View of Risk & Risk Management

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Why is risk something we want to avoid? I suspect that any attempt to answer this question will deal with the downside or cost of risk, and that’s where any assessment of risk should start. … Continue reading

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Is America Still the Greatest Country in the World?

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, … 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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