With the benefit of time and perspective, it is clear that the financial crisis was far, far worse than I knew at the time. It destroyed wealth, families, communities, and, worst of all, social cohesion. It crushed the people who could least afford it.
Silicon Valley sits atop a foundation financed by the American military.
Warren Buffet's favorite line is: "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."
For the first time in human history, the economic base – and especially those hurt by an otherwise favorable trend – has real-time access to information that can increase its future earning potential dramatically.
On June 15, 1955, just before 7 am local time, New York City did something it rarely does. It shut down.The reason was a simulated Russian nuclear attack on Brooklyn, code-named Apple Jack.
He didn't have to deal with intercontinental missiles, nuclear weapons, and proliferating cyber threats.
In January 1942, German U-boats were so close to the American coast that Nazi commanders could see the lights from New York City’s mighty skyscrapers.