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Europe’s only way forward with China is backwards

In order for Europe to negotiate any substantial concessions from China, it must remove China’s current access to European markets and put up new barriers to China’s participating in the European market. Otherwise, China has no incentive to concede. Europe … Continue reading

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The scary side of China

This is worth a watch. It makes sense that the majority of Chinese people would be okay with this system because, in my experience, Chinese people have come to value stability in the way westerners value personal freedom.

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Vocabulary – g3t it!

Vocabulary. It’s useful. And important in ways no one taught us. About three days per week, I wake up, drink my four glasses of water (a daily ritual for the last 10 years), then spend 15-20 minutes on Memrise taking random … Continue reading

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Wolf

I find that one of the more difficult aspects of starting a company is figuring out if we, as a small team, are actually doing a good job while working across a wide variety of areas.  While the daily/weekly/monthly process … Continue reading

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Better trade policy – it’s a must.

The US’s trade policies over the past 25 years have been the primary fuel for the Trump’s popularity, the deterioration of the middle class, and stagnant wages.  If not resolved, I also don’t believe we will see much improvement in the financial … Continue reading

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Congressman Sherman understands the real impact of Obama’s Free Trade Agmt

https://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sherman-opposes-tpp-agreement “Some have falsely argued that TPP would help contain China’s growing economic influence and power in the Pacific Rim.  In reality, this agreement would expand Chinese exports to the United States. Goods made mostly in China and finished in … Continue reading

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Trans Pacific Trade deal: Outrageous?

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement between the US and countries including Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Peru and Chile, will be devastating to American middle class jobs and I’m baffled how few people or news agencies are even talking about … Continue reading

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The Environment Votes for Democracy

As we see from the pathetic results of the US congress in the past few years, democracy can lead to zero forward movement and feel like a worthless form of government.  However, I have been pleasantly surprised lately to observe … Continue reading

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Life lesson from Tetris

A friend re-introduced Tetris to me recently. Since the last time I played it on a Gameboy in 1992, it has definitely changed.   However, in a couple ways it has remained exactly the same.  At the high levels, it become … Continue reading

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Smart Grid in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Thought some of you might like to see a cutting edge smart grid pilot project around the corner from my apartment in Calcutta. This jumble of mayhem is a great represenation of the generally messy state caused by the combination of rapid development, implementation by barely-skilled laborers, and … Continue reading

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