The shale revolution in the United States, as with any revolution, will be brief, Graeber writes. It's what happens after the revolution ends that matters.
Things are getting worse for the United States, not because of our weak policies but because the times are changing, our capabilities and energies limited, and we haven’t recognized it yet. We can’t afford to keep on doing those things we shouldn’t have been doing in the first place.
A video making fun of Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving has gone viral, drawing attention to a protest Saturday in which scores of women got behind the wheel.
Meanwhile, the Gulf states have pledged billions to the country's new government in a bid to bring back 'trusted friends' in the region.