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Elliott Morss | February 22nd, 2017

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New Technologies, Automation and the Future

January 30th, 2017 |

It Is hard to grasp just how rapidly technological change is occurring. In this piece, I use a recent McKinsey Global Institute study to map where we are now and where we are going. There is good and danger ahead. Read More

The Economic Future of The Berkshires – A Reconsideration

January 12th, 2017 |

Many US rural regions suffer from industrial job losses. Technological advances open up new opportunities for them. The Berkshires provide a case study. Read More

Investing in a Dangerous World

January 4th, 2017 | 3

The world is a dangerous place. So where should you invest? The article summarizes the dangers and offers suggestions on investing. Read More

The Latest UN Security Council Condemnation of Israel – A Little History

December 24th, 2016 |

The UN Security Council just condemned Israel for continuing to build settlements in “Palestinian territory.” It sounds like a reasonable resolution to me. Why is Obama getting such political backlash for abstaining? Read More

Cable News and Social Media: How They Have Weakened the American Political System

December 23rd, 2016 |

It is an understatement to say the primaries and the election of Donald Trump have resulted in political polarization. I argue that cable news and social media have contributed this and in turn to the weakening of the American political process. Read More

Trump on Trade – What Will He Really Do?

December 13th, 2016 |

Trump’s strong and often misinformed assertions on changes he will make as President has spawned a growing “What Will He Do” industry among journalists and cable news. This piece looks at his foreign trade assertions. Probably there will be less bite than the bark we have already heard. Read More