Eisenhower warned about the power of the military-industrial complex. The warning was not heeded. The result has been wasteful wars with death and destruction. It has also resulted in a very healthy military industry.
In the fascination over what the new US President will do, little attention has been given to Greece and the Eurozone. But life goes on in Europe and little has changed. Things will not end well.
Many US rural regions suffer from industrial job losses. Technological advances open up new opportunities for them. The Berkshires provide a case study.