When it comes to feel-good scenarios about the future, FSG scenario planners tend to be a circumspect bunch. Still, on the occasion of New Year's, we're not beyond putting a positive spin on current events. Here's what gives us hope...
Opposition to proven preventive measures is not a left-right issue - and metaphorically, it also affects a lot of businesses.
In the past few days, a mighty attempt has been made by various Media Creatures to shoehorn a controversy over a measles outbreak and non-vaccination of children into yet another left-right bipolar fight.
A Greek election may offer a glimpse of the future - or a brief detour to a failed past.
This past Sunday, Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, won a large victory in Greek parliamentary elections over the main establishment parties, the center-right New Democracy party, led by Andonis Samaras, the Movement of Democratic Socialists, led by George Papandreou, and the already shriveling Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), recently led by Evangelos Venizelos, and founded by Papandreou's grandfather.