This is a followup on a previous post titled Did Millions Die in the Great Leap Forward: A Quick Note on the Underlying Statistics. In that post, I pointed out that the only systematic data available from the time (the census of 1953 and 1964) were such that they could neither support nor refute the hypothesis that millions upon millions died during the Great Leap Forward. … [Read more...] about Did Millions Die in the Great Leap Forward: A Quick Note on non-Contemporaneous Data
Race is a hot issue anywhere on the planet and has been throughout human history. Waves of European immigrants (not to mention those from other continents) have been shunned upon in America's past. After generations they became more accepted. But I am not trying to single out America. This phenomenon probably speaks about human nature more than anything else. The Irish, … [Read more...] about When the ‘race’ gets strong, everybody wants in
According to an article from the Wall Street Journal two weeks ago, China will face three major problems in the coming years. The problems involve: the nation's changing demographics, the increasing strain on energy and environmental resources, and widening social inequalities between the rich and poor. … [Read more...] about China's Hazy Future?