Monthly Archives: July 2019

When Elon Musk Screwed the Pooch

We are on record saying that Elon Musk has one good company — SpaceX. His other signature company, Tesla, has been bleeding large sums of money for several years now, with no end in sight. Elon is in the process … Continue reading

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China’s Lost Decade

… China’s economy is the slowest it has been in decades. It had to slow, just the way Japan’s economy doubled every ten years from the ashes of World War II to become the second largest in the world, and … Continue reading

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Why “Everyone” Wants to Leave China

A year ago, only a few manufacturers in China were thinking about leaving. Now the strategic picture has changed. In December, I had one company getting ready to source elsewhere,” he says. “Then I went back in May. They are … Continue reading

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There Was Something Special About Europe

About 250 years ago, advanced human societies took a dramatic turn for the better. In terms of life expectancy at birth, GDP per capita, kilocalories per person per day, technological adeptness, and personal political freedoms, the human condition in most … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secret Revealed by US SAT Scores

Some Groups are Over-Represented in Higher Education Identity politics is making a mockery out of higher education. Many are admitted to elite colleges who cannot be taught, and others who should be admitted are being discriminated against because of their … Continue reading

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Oil Doomers Frustrated at US Shale Revolution

According to the oil doomers, the world’s oil was supposed to be used up by now. The scarce remaining dregs of oil would be beyond the reach of ordinary people, and only the ultra-wealthy would be able to drive the … Continue reading

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More Big Companies Plan to Escape Jaws of China

Big corporations moved production to China for the cheap labour costs. But China stole their technology and began cranking out low cost counterfeit products. Chinese courts sided with local patent infringers every time. So now that production costs are rising … Continue reading

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HIV Spread by Heterosexual Contact Shockingly High

Heterosexual contact is less risky per sex act than male homosexual contact, but in some places heterosexual sex is the most common means of HIV transmission. This has been true in some African countries — where prevalence of HIV can … Continue reading

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The Chinese Influx Into Asian Russia

China increases its control over Siberian resources under Putin’s nose. The Russian people are unhappy about what is happening. “For Siberians, there are two things that are like a red rag to a bull,” Svetlana Pavlova, chief editor of the … Continue reading

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