This is just a quick note to alert you to two currently available articles that feature quotes from me, noted for me by Google news alerts.
The first is actually about China and the Beijing Olympics, “Beijing results serve food for thought,” which appears in the blog at the WRAL TV station out of Raleigh Durham, NC. It is written by Barry Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs notes the successes, failures, and inherent contradictions that seem inevitable in a authoritarian yet capitalist state. He quotes an observation I made last week when speaking in North Carolina to the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, in New Bern, NC. I had described the success that China has had moving quickly to build high speed rail systems.
The second article, on the future of the economy, appears in the Richmond, VA Times-Dispatch. The writer, Emily Dooley, bases her assessment on interviews with several experts. She had explored with me in particular two of my major interest areas, the impact of an aging society, and the energy transition now underway. Ms. Dooley reaches an interesting conclusion, that we should expect a strong economy in five years. In my conversation with her I was a bit more cautious on that prediction, suggesting that the energy transition may not be an easy one, and that we may be in a period that is not quite like traditional business cycles.
Glen Hiemstra is a futurist speaker, consultant, blogger, internet TV show host and founder of Futurist.com. To arrange for a speech contact Futurist.com.