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Cover for post A Proactive International Policy that Emphasizes Strong Ties with the People of the World: What China Could Do to Avoid Reacting to US Provocations
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
12 Aug 2020 · 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...
Cover for post 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
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
05 Jun 2020 · 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...
Cover for post Materialism Underpins the Social Chasm that democrats* (small 'd') Are Protesting Against in the US and Around the World
Economy
Materialism Underpins the Social Chasm that democrats* (small 'd') Are Protesting Against in the US and Around the World
03 Jun 2020 · 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 ...
Cover for post A Modern Regression: Social Media Is a Symptom of a Disease that Feeds on Our Narcissism
Tech
A Modern Regression: Social Media Is a Symptom of a Disease that Feeds on Our Narcissism
02 Jun 2020 · 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...
Cover for post How Did President Trump Get Elected in 2016? Because People Voted with Their Hearts
Economy
How Did President Trump Get Elected in 2016? Because People Voted with Their Hearts
31 May 2020 · 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...
Cover for post Class Bias in Liberal Media: You Are Not Like Them
Economy
Class Bias in Liberal Media: You Are Not Like Them
28 May 2020 · Beyond demand- and supply-driven biases, I point to class bias in media: Simply being part of a class influences how journalists experience and perceive real...
Cover for post Double (French) Cuff and Single Cuff in Dress Shirts: How and When to Wear Them
Life
Double (French) Cuff and Single Cuff in Dress Shirts: How and When to Wear Them
26 May 2020 · I retell the sartorial differences between single and double cuffs and discuss their formality and occasion on which they are appropriate. I also bust some m...
Cover for post Not What You Thought: Blockchain May Support International Trade, but Bitcoin Won't
Tech
Not What You Thought: Blockchain May Support International Trade, but Bitcoin Won't
25 May 2020 · Some major players in international trade and investment may wish to decouple from the US dollar. A blockchain-based, supranational currency mechanism will o...
Cover for post Demystifying Lapel on Modern Suit Jackets and Sport Coats
Life
Demystifying Lapel on Modern Suit Jackets and Sport Coats
24 May 2020 · In this article, I clear up some myths surrounding lapel on men's jackets: Which among notched, peaked, or shawl lapels is more formal? Do they suit sing...
Cover for post Overpopulation and Economic Growth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose More [Discussing the Climate Emergency, part 1]
Economy
Overpopulation and Economic Growth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose More [Discussing the Climate Emergency, part 1]
23 May 2020 · We are addicted to economic growth and, by proxy, population growth. Both threat our own existence through pollution, unrestrained resource consumption, and ...
Cover for post The Gilded Recovery? Making Sense of the Quick Recovery of the US Stock Market
Economy
The Gilded Recovery? Making Sense of the Quick Recovery of the US Stock Market
22 May 2020 · The US stock market recovered thanks to aggressive fiscal policies and loose monetary policies combined with a lack of opportunity elsewhere. In the mid-term...
Cover for post Why True Innovation Is Rare and Unevenly Distributed, and What We Can Do About It
Economy
Why True Innovation Is Rare and Unevenly Distributed, and What We Can Do About It
09 May 2020 · True innovation remains a rare feat, and innovation is unevenly distributed and heavily skewed towards some economies. Dr Jiulin Teng points to five explanat...