Tag: China

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I’ve never understood anyone besides the most radical of Leftists standing in opposition to Intellectual Property (IP) protection. Unfortunately, large swaths of non-radical Leftists do. Never mind that IP protection may be singularly responsible for humanity’s escape from systemic, unending poverty. For most of human history, life for us humans was as Thomas Hobbes described…

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Now-President Donald Trump has been remarkably consistent in his thoughts on global trade. Let us again flash all the way back to 1988.  Then mere global businessman Trump was on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  On which he said: “I do get tired of seeing the country ripped off….I do get tired of seeing what’s happening….How…

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Communist China is a titanic, omni-directional pain in the posterior – to nigh everyone on the planet. Made in China 2025: The Industrial Plan that China Doesn’t Want Anyone Talking About China’s Grand Strategy: The New Silk Road China’s String of Pearls Strategy Why China Won’t Stop Island Building in the South China Sea: “China’s…

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You don’t even want to go a little Communist. 100 Years of Communism – and 100 Million Dead Unless you’re a US Leftist. Then you readily, speedily, happily go full Communist. Oh – And let us not let them pretend there is a distinction between Socialism and Communism.  There is not: “Communism is Socialism –…

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In the great 2006 Martin Scorsese flick The Departed, undercover cop supervisor Martin Sheen says to undercover cop Leonardo diCaprio: “Microprocessors.  We’ll probably be at war with the Chinese in twenty-odd years – Costello is selling them military technology.  Microprocessors, chips, computer parts – anybody says anything about anything like that…you let us know.” “Costello”…

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The planet has a bit of a nuclear weapon proliferation problem. Many of the Good Guys have them. The US Nuclear Arsenal The Story of How Britain Got Nuclear Weapons France Has Lots of Nuclear Weapons India’s Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger Included herein is a Good Guy – who may or…

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Behold the 21st Century’s diet version of an “international incident”: Could a Tweet Sink the (National Basketball Association) NBA’s Business Relationships in China? It’s Complicated: “(A) single tweet from a general manager supporting protesters in Hong Kong could threaten that relationship and affect the way the public here and abroad views the league’s intentions on…