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  • Back to Basics: Signage

    Back to Basics: Signage Signs are so widespread we hardly notice them. That is until we’re looking for one and then we only note that in passing. We don’t realize their effect on us, which is one reason why they’re so effective. However, it is precisely because they are so commonplace that many merchants take them for granted. Obviously, most small busi...

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  • Globalism in the Eyes of Two Beholders

    The world over, the topic of globalism rarely fails to elicit a strongly held opinion. At its extreme in Europe, the march of globalization is accepted as a near-inevitability: In that view, it is no longer merely a path that should be taken, but the inexorable destination of humanity. As such, there is little room for assessing, much less underst...

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  • Europe’s Fate Foretold

    Any close observer of global events can tell you that, in some ways, geopolitics is uncannily similar to geology. Just as the rapid shifts in the Earth’s tectonic plates give way to earthquakes that can shake countries and regions to their core, so do the underlying forces of international affairs send deep tremors across corners of the glob...

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