Harley-Davidson Sputters and German Beer Goes Flat

The news just doesn’t get better for Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) and its peers in the “big bike” business. US motorcycle sales shrank by 14.1% in the third quarter from the year before, extending the grueling decline to 15 […] Continue Reading…

Dazed and Confused No More: Dutch to Consider Closing “Coffee Shops”

The incoming Dutch government is considering strict new regulation of Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes and red light district. The moves would significantly shrink the red light district and could end up putting the cannabis cafes out of business altogether.

It […] Continue Reading…

The Laws of Disruption

“The Law of Disruption,” writes Larry Downes in his new book of the same name, “is a simple but unavoidable principle of modern life: technology changes exponentially, but social, economic, and legal systems change incrementally.”

Today, we’re going to […] Continue Reading…

The Cult of Equity Is Dead. Long Live Equities.

In pre-republican France, upon the passing of a sitting monarch the Duc d’Uzès would proclaim “The King is dead. Long live the King!”

The idea, of course, was that a new king was rising up to take the place of […] Continue Reading…

The Graying of the Great Powers

Neil Howe, who previously co-wrote several groundbreaking books on demographic trends with William Strauss (Generations, The Fourth Turning, Millennials Rising), published a new book in 2008 with Richard Jackson: The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in […] Continue Reading…