Financial Times recently published an article on how the Chinese government is trying to plan its economy to better adjust to an aging population that is expected to peak in 2050 with around 35% of population over 60. According to the article, this is a culmination of a series of policies actually started at the same time as when the one-child policy was enacted. Compared … [Read more...] about China steps up push to avoid growing old while still poor
I have read in in so many places how putting Huawei on the Entity List on "national security grounds" makes no sense. I ran into this article on Asia Times by David Goldman - a U.S. patriot / stooge - that finally and honestly explains the real reason. For those with a head: the danger posed by Huawei 5G has never been of China snooping others, but of the king of snoop - … [Read more...] about Real reason for U.S. Putting Huawei on Entity List … and for U.S. to Persuade Other nations to block Huawei 5G
The central theme of Trump's president is "America First." Most Americans understand that to mean putting American interests, American prosperity, American well being first above all else. As an American, I personally have no quarrel with this. In fact, as a world citizen, I think if every nation can look primarily after itself and not after other nations (which in … [Read more...] about Is Trump Really About America First?
[This piece was initially published on global research.] Trump started his trade war with China over a year ago. After a year of escalations, two high-profile G20 meetings and months of on-off-on again negotiations, the trade war has the world tittering on the edge of a global recession. In the run-up to last month’s G20 meeting, Trump had boasted that “it’s … [Read more...] about On Trump’s Misguided Trade War with China
When I wrote my first commentary on this blog, I outlined three common myths that people frequently believe without question when they think about democratic governance. Obviously, an idea as blindly and fervently worshiped as 'democracy' will have far more than just three myths associated with it. I continue my exploration of this ideology by discussing another myth that is … [Read more...] about Yet another myth about democracy: “democracy+capitalism = prosperity”