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Editorials on the economy, technology, and lifestyle by Dr Jiulin Teng
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Economy

Exorbitant Privilege and the Fall of the Soviet Union

US's exorbitant privilege is a factor in the fall of the Soviet Union often overlooked. In this article, I discuss how money printing by the USA led to the c...

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Economy

Roaring 2020s: Three Signs That Capitalism Has Become A Mockery of Itself

Capitalism has become a mockery of itself as it loses the free market: I point to the Growth stock bubble, the money printing, and the Dogecoin mania as evid...

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Economy

The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intensions: Progressive Social Programs Can Spell the End of USD Hegemony

Money-printing to fund social programs can be worse for the hegemonic status of USD than money-printing to inflate asset bubbles and to fund foreign wars.

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Tech

The Electric Car Conspiracy: Why We Show No Love for Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a more sustainable source of energy for cars than battery electric. It isn’t getting the love it deserves, because of capitalism’s need for p...

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Economy

Thirteen Things that May Happen under the Big-D Presidency

Under Biden & Harris, 13 major events and policies will likely be carried out in the next four years. They can be summarized as foreign wars and internal tur...

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Economy

Donald Trump will likely win despite trailing in polls, because Americans are more astute than given credit for

Donald Trump will win the 2020 US Presidential election because the American public know they have been, and are, taken for a ride by the political elites. T...

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Economy

Biden May Well Be Worse than Trump, but It Won't Matter

I rebuke the notion that a Biden presidency will be better than a second Trump term in any meaningful way: None of the three fundamental issues that we face ...

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Economy

A Proactive International Policy that Emphasizes Strong Ties with the People of the World: What China Could Do to Avoid Reacting to US Provocations

China can protect itself by not reacting to US aggression, which is also how it can best avoid a new Cold War. Instead, a proactive international policy that...

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Economy

76 Years After D-Day, History Shows that the USA Is as Flawed A Beacon of Democracy as the USSR was a Flawed Beacon for Socialism: It Needn't End the Same

Democracy has not been fully implemented in the USA, just like socialism was not correctly implemented in the USSR. Can protests after police killing of Geor...

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Economy

Materialism Underpins the Social Chasm that democrats* (small 'd') Are Protesting Against in the US and Around the World

Materialism deprives lives of purpose and robs us of our sense of community. The unrestrained pursuit of wealth and freedom above all else leads to division ...

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Tech

A Modern Regression: Social Media Is a Symptom of a Disease that Feeds on Our Narcissism

Started as networking platforms no more innovative than online dating, social media feast on our narcissism and desire to become famous in a world where bein...

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Economy

How Did President Trump Get Elected in 2016? Because People Voted with Their Hearts

Donald Trump won the 2016 election because he was loved by voters who are like him and who are enamored by his confidence and projection of competence. Trump...