Fourth Turning Author Neil Howe on Social Media, Technology, Politics

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Here’s a fun interview fellow Fourth Turning fans will enjoy – author and historian Neil Howe gives his take on the influence he sees social media and technology having on politics and industry.  He specifically describes the social and political differences he observes between the younger and older generations in America today. I really loved […]

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A wild headline courtesy of researchers at Indiana University, who are using mood-recording algorithms on Twitter to predict stock market changes!  From MIT’s Technology Review: So these guys took 9.7 million tweets posted by 2.7 million tweeters between March and December 2008 and looked for correlations between the GPOMS indices and whether Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Famed market forecaster Robert Prechter has been, over the last 15 years, pioneering  research in a new field called Socionomics – a blending of “social mood” measurements, and economics.  Prechter’s thesis is that the social mood of society rises and falls intrinsically, in wave-like patterns. During waves up, people feel good about life, and they bid up […]

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The US birth rate tanked in 2009, according to data released by the National Center for Health Statistics.  Previous research by Robert Prechter has shown that the advance/decline ratio of the NYSE is an amazingly accurate leading indicator of babies to come in the next year.  Why the next year?  Well, you know what related […]

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Well, you probably know the answer – because their retirement nest eggs have unfortunately been turned sunny side up by the 2007-2009 stock market crash.  Private pension plans are toast – they’ll never be able to deliver on the expected returns required to keep those legalized ponzi schemes going.  And forget about our social safety […]

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Last Friday on The Today Show, Katy Perry rocked the stage with a live performance of her summer 2010 mega-hit “California Gurls”.  It’s bubble gum pop at its absolute finest: “California Gurls might even be described as the token summer pop song, all bounce and fun” – The Tartan “All bubble gum and candyland fun, […]

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Today, Karl Rove penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal blasting Barack Obama for “one of the all-time presidential PR disasters” in describing Obama’s economic summer 2010 policies.  Rove cited Obama’s falling approval rating – from 42% in May, to 35% in August as evidence of his ineptness. Now I’m not exactly a fan […]

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Live from Encore Beach in sunny Las Vegas!  Casino and Vegas Strip Mogul Steve Wynn delivers a stellar 5-minute rant about the Fall of America, thanks to the joker politicians in Washington.  This is a beauty.  Enjoy! Wynn was reported to be moving his headquarters over to Macao, due to the unfriendly business environment in […]

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My good friend Carson, who currently resides and works in Silicon Valley, sent along an editorial from Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle advocating political independence for the Bay Area! It is clear that Sacramento can’t solve California’s problems. It is also clear that California’s voters are unwilling to force real change, preferring merely to add to the […]

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Sick of the ever increasing creep of socialism, and cries to save everyone in the interest of fairness? If you are reading this article, I’m betting that you’ve got more real-world savvy and economic sense than 99% of the rest of the world.  And that’s not a self-congratulatory pat on the back (well, maybe a […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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