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Take a Glimpse Into The Future

Posted November 5, 2018, 8:55 am

future_signLooking at the future is, at once, stimulating and frightening. It is difficult to predict what will be with any certainty but examining large scale trends can give one some very valuable insight into broad realities.

The future is not immutable and unchangeable. The future can be planned and, to some degree, controlled. Planning involves considering what the future might be and bringing it into the present day so that we can shape it to our desire.

That being said, consider some forecasts of what our future economy and geo-politics may look like and the forces shaping them.

Looking at the future on such a massive scale is certainly not easy because we live in a world that is changing and evolving faster than it ever has before. Underlying many of the forces of change is the speed of communication and connectedness. Ideas and innovations are now communicated around the world virtually instantaneously. With the instant communication of ideas comes the reality of changing values and desires, fluid demographics and political uncertainty.

Technology is one of the fundamental forces of change. The major businesses of the world have been industrially focused for at least 200 years. Technology has radically changed how business is conducted.

Information technology has subsumed our world and today information is more valuable than hard goods. This is clearly demonstrated by how the equity markets value businesses such as Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.

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Voters Guide to Spending – Spend your money Where Your Values Are

Posted October 24, 2018, 8:17 am

26VIEW.illo-articleLargeAmericans Can Now Determine Where To Shop And Spend Their Money
 
Election Cycle political  donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Shopping

Price Club/ Costco donated $225K
99% went to Democrats

Rite Aid donated $517K
60% went to Democrats

Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr Clean) donated $22K
100% went to Democrats

Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K
73% went to Democrats

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K
99% went to Democrats

Estee Lauder donated $448K
95% went to Democrats

Guess, Inc. Donated $145K
98% went to Democrats

Calvin Klein donated $78K
100% went to Democrats

Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K
97% went to Democrats

Levi Straus donated $26K
97% went to Democrats

Olan Mills donated $175K
99% went to Democrats

Wal-Mart donated $467K
97% went to Republicans

K-Mart donated $524K
86% went to Republicans

Home Depot donated $298K
89% went to Republicans

Target donated $226K
70% went to Republicans

Circuit City Stores donated $261K
95% went to Republicans

3M Co. Donated $281K
87% went to Republicans

Hallmark Cards donated $319K
92% went to Republicans

Amway donated $391K
100% Republicans

Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K
100% Republicans

B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K
97% went to Republicans

Proctor & Gamble donated $243K
79% went to Republicans

Spirits

Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K
73% went to Democrats

Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+
67% went to Democrats

Gallo Winery donated $337K
95% went to Democrats

Coors & Budweiser donated $174K
92% went to Republicans

Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lenox China, Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K
80% went to Republicans

Hungry?

Sonic Corporation donated $83K
98% went to Democrats

Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections) donated $112K
96% went to Democrats

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K
100% went to Republicans

Outback Steakhouse donated $641K
95% went to Republicans

Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K
87% went to Republicans

Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K
83% went to Republicans

Waffle House donated $279K
100% went to Republicans

McDonald’s Corp. Donated $197K
86% went to Republicans

Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K
89% went to Republicans

Heinz
Republicans $64,000
Democrats $21,300!
John Kerry’s wife’s company!

Traveling and/or Dining

Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which
80% went to Democrats

Marriott International $323K
81% went to Republicans

Holiday Inns donated $38K
71% went to Republicans