The articles included in this ThoughtTopper Institute series were first drafted by Paul JJ Payack over the last several years. Subsequently, some of the originals were expanded with Edward ML Peters, Ph.D. and published in The Hill and other publications.
The premise of the original articles was that economists and politicians and intellectual thought leaders had missed the essence of the profound worldwide economic, electronic, and academic transformations that had been underway for some time and would continue into the future if constrained by this profoundly limited vision.
In fact, the facts have borne out our original assumptions. The Global Economic Restructuring has continued unabated. China continues to rise, the US and the West continue to struggle, and the ancient question of what is real (and true) has again risen to the forefront.
The Lost Decade of Japan has indeed been replicated, as we had feared. The recovery did not mirror previous recoveries in the US. And the traditional manufacturing sector continues to erode.
Paul JJ Payack is president of Austin-based Global Language Monitor.Edward ML Peters, Ph.D. is the managing director of Austin-based ThoughtTopper Institute.
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