A Nation of Halves

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March 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm by Roy Fuchs

Westporter John Krubski, a futurist and “lifelong student of America and Americans” told the Y’s Men of Westport-Weston on Thursday “why half of America is coded to disagree with the other half.”

“It’s in our DNA.”  He began by describing that DNA – we are “addicted […]

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By any account, 2012 is going to be an interesting year and a time for as many opportunities as challenges — particularly for the most nimble and resilient of America’s small business owners. That old adage “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” still rings true — and now is the time to […]

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The American economy is a perfect example of the America Code at work. One of the distinctly delightful things about working as a consultant and futurist is meeting with business and thought leaders. Invariably the discussion turns to the economy. These very smart people devote a great deal of energy to studying a complex […]

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In recent times, the word “exceptional” when applied to America and American [especially as in the term “American exceptionalism”], has been burdened by an overload of emotional baggage and political correctitude. To some, the adjective is the badge of a well-earned sense of superiority. To others it is just another example of national presumptuousness […]

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America is in trouble. We are facing unprecedented challenges, and attempts to find solutions to current problems have failed. We are doomed to lose our standing as the greatest nation on earth.

Sounds familiar, right? Well, I for one don’t buy it. As a marketing expert, professional futurist, naturalized citizen, and dedicated observer of […]

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In their latest book — “That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back”— authors Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum maintain that our hope for a happy future lies in how we address four critical issues: resolving the impact of globalization, […]

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