KINGSTON, NY, 8 December 2009 — The first decade of the 21st century is going out the same way it came in … with a bust and a bang.
The dot-com bubble burst in 2000, and the Bailout Bubble will bust in 2010.
9/11 terror ushered America into the decade, and terror will strike again before the decade ends.
The decade long wars waged by US and NAT0 against Afghanistan and Iraq are leading the world to the first Great War of the 21st Century.
The 20th century belonged to America, in 2010 Empire America will be breaking apart. The signs are there for all to see.
World leaders and most economists see a very different future unfolding. They insist the financial crisis is over and recovery is on the way.
On the military front, America’s new Commander in Chief, Congress and the generals promised their war strategy will bring victory abroad and keep the homeland terror free.
Fed a steady diet of junk news du jour by the Cartoon News Networks, the general public remains largely oblivious or at best, grossly misinformed. As 2009 ends, the misadventures of Tiger Woods and the White House party crashers top the media menu.
Increased terror, escalating wars, economic calamity … these are just a few of the 2010 Top Trends featured and analyzed at length in our Winter Trends Journal ® that you will receive by early January.
In the meantime, to keep you alert, focused, and above all, prepared, within two weeks we will send you an overview of our 2010 Trend forecasts. It is important to have plans and strategies in place for the holidays, a time when so many are caught up in the spirit and paying little attention to the headlines.
Our high alert is not alarmism. Last year, just two days after Christmas, with most people in a holiday state of mind, Israel launched a major war against the Palestinians. There were a number of factors that could have led either to an instant economic meltdown or an escalation of the war beyond the Palestinian borders. Click here.
The worst was averted. Had it happened, only those who’d taken proactive measures at the first signs of major hostilities would have gone through the crisis unscathed. The trend lesson? War, terror and calamity are not set to time clocks. Anything can happen, anywhere, at anytime. Prepare for the unexpected. It is the close-combat state of mind.
In addition to the ominous forecasts, we also foresee a variety of social, health, environmental, entertainment, cultural, business and consumer trends that will be both profitable and transformational.
Publisher’s Note: If you have friends, family or acquaintances who still cling to “hope” and hope for “change”, you may consider giving them a holiday gift of hard facts, penetrating analyses and prescient forecasts … a subscription to the Trends Journal ®.
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