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Fear Was the Path That Trump Took to the White House

December 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Fear Was the Path That Trump Took to the White House

Donald Trump incited fear to advance his way to the White House. Fear has, at various moments in history and in various countries around the globe, come to occupy a disproportionately large role in shaping cultures and polities. It is the stimulus for forming virulent stereotypes and ludicrous conspiracy theories.

The US's Wars: More of More of the Same

December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

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I remember the day President Obama let me down. 
It was December 1, 2009, and as soon as the young president took the podium at West Point and -- calm and cool as ever -- announced a new troop surge in Afghanistan, I knew. There wasn't a doubt in my mind. In that instant, George W. Bush's wars had become Barack Obama's. 

China's Growth Story... Don't Look For A Happy Ending!

December 19, 2017 - 11:50am
China's Growth Story... Don't Look For A Happy Ending!

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog,
Many economists suggest China is on the cusp of significant growth in domestic consumer demand. 
That this rising domestic demand coupled with continued growth as the global exporter will push the global economy further.  However, I'll briefly show why neither of these outcomes is remotely likely.
Problem #1- China as Consumer:

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