History

History

Wise people learn from it.
Mar
03
Super Cities №274—The Wisdom of Marshall's Plan

Super Cities №274—The Wisdom of Marshall's Plan

Revitalized national economies, Marshall correctly believed, would underpin political stability and peace. From the ashes of war and misery, American dollars would seed the rise of friends and foes alike. It worked.
3 min read
Jan
28
Super Cities №263—The Arc of Liberty

Super Cities №263—The Arc of Liberty

Headlines may focus on this issue or that, but something more significant is afoot. It has to do with who and what protects the freedoms we know and those we cannot yet imagine.
2 min read
Nov
15
Super Cities №257—Margaret Thatcher's Brexit Prediction

Super Cities №257—Margaret Thatcher's Brexit Prediction

She didn't believe in the equality of the sexes. She believed in the superiority of women.
1 min read
Oct
27
Super Cities №253—What is America's Aim?

Super Cities №253—What is America's Aim?

Did you know that, just three days after becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill gave his now-famous “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" speech.
2 min read
Jun
12
Super Cities №214—The 2008 Financial Crisis in Six Numbers

Super Cities №214—The 2008 Financial Crisis in Six Numbers

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.
2 min read
Jun
10
Super Cities №213—DoD's $15 Billion Silicon Valley Exit

Super Cities №213—DoD's $15 Billion Silicon Valley Exit

Silicon Valley sits atop a foundation financed by the American military.
1 min read
Jun
06
Super Cities №212— Overlord

Super Cities №212— Overlord

For a young man from Iowa or Baltimore, or a small town in Canada or Britain, this would have been his first look at the vaunted German war machine.
3 min read
May
21
Super Cities №207 — What We Can Learn from Railroads

Super Cities №207 — What We Can Learn from Railroads

In 1891, the Pennsylvania Railroad had more workers than the American Army, Navy, and Marines combined. Penn Railroad's 110,000
1 min read
May
06
Super Cities №201—When To Be Greedy

Super Cities №201—When To Be Greedy

Warren Buffet's favorite line is: "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."
2 min read
May
01
Super Cities №200 — Why the Next Revolution is Different

Super Cities №200 — Why the Next Revolution is Different

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.
3 min read