When a plausible, well thought-out, well-argued prediction turns out to be wrong, some gloat and point to it as proof of the pointlessness of any and all efforts to consider the future.
I find it far more interesting - and useful - to think about where they went wrong.
Over at my other blog, I look at Kevin Phillips' 1990 The Politics of Rich and Poor - first reviewing the book's larger argument, and then in a second, follow-up piece, considering the question of why the backlash against the elitist economics of the Reagan era he predicted never came about.
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Of Science Fiction and Futurology