Category Archives: Rise of China

Conflict arising from China’s new position in the world

War and Peace and Steady State Economy by Herman Daly

A very powerful short essay from Herman Kahn who was briefly famous for thinking the unthinkable about nuclear war, but then turned his attention to the Steady State economy in the 1970s and now combines the issues of War and … Continue reading

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The Tea Party and the Rise of China

I got involved in some on line arguing about whether the rise of the Tea Party would strengthen America or do it down. Here are some of my side of the conversation. The other side was mainly rhetoric about liberty and … Continue reading

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Map of the World by Population Size

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It’s Inequality, Stupid

There is a profoundly interesting article by Will Hutton in today’s UK Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/worlds-largest-economies-and-their-future        How will China fare as an economy in the next 15 years? Photograph: Martin Puddy/Getty Images/Asia Images Here is a puzzle that preoccupies futurologists, … Continue reading

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The Impact of Chinese Economic Policy on the US and Europe

I worry about the total lack of understanding of how the US economy is affected by China. I just read Michael Pettis’s interesting book ‘The Great Rebalancing’ and summarize its argument/implications for the US because it will effect everyone reading … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Annual Report on Executions

Amnesty International Report on executions is at http://bit.ly/10KEuOe It is summarized in this diagram that puts the US to shame in the company it keeps: China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan….

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World Water Usage Mapped

I love maps and those from World Mapper in particular, which show various perspectives on country’s income, resource use etc at: http://www.worldmapper.org/posters/worldmapper_map104_ver5.pdf I particularly liked this map on Water Usage in which the area of the country is proportional to its … Continue reading

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