Do Spies Run the World?

by Israel Shamir The Unz Review (May 21 2019) http://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/secret-services.jpeg Jeeves, the excellent valet of Mr Wooster, had an ace up his sleeve: if going was tough, he had used his access to the records of the Junior Ganymede club {1}, and there he could find embarrassing stuff against anybody who had ever employed a … Continue reading Do Spies Run the World?

No, Mr President: China Didn’t Steal Our Jobs

Corporate America Gave Them Away Trump's trade war points the finger in the wrong direction. China behaved normally; corporate CEOs betrayed us by Cody Cain https://www.salon.com (May 27 2019) https://mediaproxy.salon.com/width/972/https://media.salon.com/2019/05/china-shoe-factory.jpg This photo taken on October 17 2018 shows workers sewing shoes at a factory in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province (STR/AFP/Getty) China is not … Continue reading No, Mr President: China Didn’t Steal Our Jobs

Something to Think About on Memorial Day

Something to Think About on Memorial Day by Paul Craig Roberts https://www.paulcraigroberts.org (May 27 2019)     Smedley Butler on Interventionism Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933 by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC   War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems … Continue reading Something to Think About on Memorial Day

Wray: MMT Primer – Blog #6

What is a Sovereign Currency? by L Randall Wray http://neweconomicperspectives.org (July 11 2011) In recent weeks we have examined in some detail the three balances approach developed largely by Wynne Godley. In some sense, all of that is preliminary to examining the nature of modern money. Further, as many of you have no doubt already recognized, … Continue reading Wray: MMT Primer – Blog #6

Why Capturing Huawei is No Victory in Tech War

Chinese firm is a queen on tech chessboard, but Beijing will just tell its whiz-kids to reach the next level by Pepe Escobar https://www.asiatimes.com (May 21 2019) https://static.asiatimes.com/uploads/2019/05/Tech-chessboard-900x540.jpg Technological rivalry between the US and China over 5G and other sectors is ramping up. Image: iStock It's geopolitical, geoeconomic war. Cold, so far, but now about … Continue reading Why Capturing Huawei is No Victory in Tech War

The China Hoax

Is China Being Framed? by Godfree Roberts The Unz Review (April 17 2019) http://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_170787557.jpg     Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. - Noam Chomsky   I was researching Chinese censorship when - irony of ironies - I fell afoul of American censorship, providing an opportunity to update … Continue reading The China Hoax