America vs China

Hurt China is the Real Policy

“The total decoupling of U.S. and China technologies is not possible…After all, we will know what these American scientists are doing if they release their research in the internet age. They can never live in the refrigerator.” Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei “Our school communities are desperately short of nurses, social workers, psychologists, counselors and other […]

Trump is Now the Enemy of Business

Please excuse the absence of The Dismal Optimist over the last few months. I have been on my back “meditating” while recovering from a full knee replacement. I don’t recommend the latter. I confess to having voted for Trump in 2016. Year one of Trump brought all kinds of business-friendly measures including a tax cut, […]

Danger Ahead — The Export Controls Act Of 2018

The U.S. can believe it’s going to suppress [Chinese manufacturing] and take steps to suppress and contain it, but it’s preordained to fail. Parag Khanna, author of forthcoming book The Future Is Asian In the last Dismal Optimist, I took the cautiously optimistic view that Trump would need to make a deal with China in […]

Can Trump Make A Deal With The New Asian Hegemon?

There is a military option: to destroy North Korea’s nuclear program and North Korea itself…If there is going to be a war to stop him (Kim Jong-un), it will be over there. If thousands die, they are going to die there, they’re not going to die here. Senator Lindsey Graham on the American Today Show […]

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