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RE-EVALUATING  CHINA!!!

It started with Nixon in 1972 opening up harmonious diplomatic relations with China and reduction of trade restrictions. Since Reagan the strategy was to integrate China into the liberal international order and hopefully instill with economic development a desire for more political freedom.

Instead China became an aggressive autocracy ruthlessly suppressing dissent. The rising middle class which was the theoretical bastion of political freedom was easily suppressed with the help of the Chinese censoring internet. China became richer but not any freer.

The Clinton, Bush, and Obama administration never really publicly strongly spoke against the absence of human rights in China, a definite ideological threat to the west. Today just as worrisome is the ideological censorship by international tech companies, which is an internal threat, using China as a successful censoring example.

International banks and corporations were all too eager to invest in China hoping for great profits from a billion customers. Little did they fear that the Chinese demanded over 50% ownership of every foreign economic enterprise in China and demanded to know all the manufacturing details. China then went on to burst the greedy capitalist bubble with knock off products and the theft of intellectual property thus gaining an unfair competitive advantage for Chinese companies which produced the same products at lower cost. The Chinese steal vital information which they can’t get legally and use it to compete unfairly in the marketplace by subsidizing key industries if deemed necessary for strategic purposes in the long duration.

Many American industries were decimated by the unfair competition in the name of world free trade and many lost their jobs. It is only the Trump administration that has tried to retaliate against this injustice with tariffs as an initial weapon. China has never played fair economically such as refusing to have its companies audited by the Securities and Exchange Commission rules which other companies must comply with. China has become a strategic threat by trying to control or monopolize the raw materials and manufacture of  vital military and electrical grid products.

Human rights are fast becoming important with the crackdown on Hong Kong and maybe eventually Taiwan.  The Chinese controlled World Health Organization via a Marxist proxy leadership refused to accept early truthful warnings about the contagiousness of covid-19 from Taiwan whom China does not recognize as an independent country. The lack of transparency about covid-19 and hoarding of medical supplies is a perfect example of the real fact that China can’t be trusted, will not tell the truth, and will suppress it and even lie if truth is not in the interest of the Chinese Communist Party and its goals.

The Chinese virus took down the US economy almost overnight and China’s reputation as a ruthless economic imperialist bent on international domination is now becoming more widely known and recoiled from with disgust by some. Yes, it will take time to decouple from Chinese goods and the Confucius institutes in our universities but decouple to some extent we must.

Hopefully the capitalist love affair with China will eventually be over or at least severely limited. This reevaluation of China is long overdue.

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REVOLUTIONARY IMPULSE SHOPPING IN CHINA!!!

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THE INTERNET WAS AND STILL IS AN ASSAULT ON SOCIAL COHESION OR CULTURE!!!

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Not so obvious to some, the internet was creating and is still creating cultural chaos with many prominent writers having lost their jobs and losing a national audience with it. Free information is very alluring but the reality is that the producers of the information have to be paid somehow and quality information is costly.

The quality of the culture has suffered and we are being brainwashed to buy crap and read crappy information more than ever. Crappy information may entertain many but it helps almost no one to realistically lead a better quality life.

Today more and more are trapped in their social networks all pursuing their mundane interests and having less and less political and social values in common with most of the citizens of a country or even world.

The real challenge is to create a new world culture which spans borders and creates a necessary worldwide secular morality to replace the old and decaying religious ones. I am perhaps one of the few who sense an urgency to restore a common human morality if we are not to descend into political chaos followed by tyranny.

Personal tradition is overwhelming national and religious tradition.  Search engines like Google are struggling to regain some sense of order out of the chaos that it helped to create. Google’s latest emphasis is on professional and reputable publications rather than promoting publications based on keywords and followings which often have no connection to quality of input but are quantitative standards which can and often do promote mediocrity and sensationalism.

China was well aware of the threat posed to its leadership by the internet and continues to the present day to censor what it deems political or social dissent.

Censorship of the internet is inevitable and welcome to some extent even though it may take many years to make some areas of it a quality experience for all who choose to partake and it will probably be at some additional cost to the customer or consumer.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ECONOMICS

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Economics: n. knowledge corresponding to (production and/or consumption) and/or the transfer of (money and/or ingus) which is the addition and/or subtraction of money and calculating percentages of money transfers

Ingus: n. information and/or goods and/or services

A simpler way of understanding economics is to say that it is HOW WEALTH IS CONTROLLED BY MONEY AND LAWS.

Wealth: n. having (ingus and/or money) and/or (land with plants and animals and/or water) and/or air

 

Economic units controlling the wealth are plants, animals, humans, organizations, businesses, governments, and banks. The most powerful controlling units are the banks and governments but the most important economic units are the plants and animals upon which our ultimate survival depends.

Plants and animals are powerless economic units because they don’t control money but they do control energy, what money represents, and the land around them so biodiversity is vital to the survival of humans on the face of this precious planet.

Laws should provide for the just distribution of wealth between all the economic units. Bad laws or the absence of good just laws is the primary reason for the sad state of the world today because making more money alone is mostly worshiped and not worshiped is the just way that it should be used for the benefit of the world eco system.

Wilderness plants and animals are efficient thrifty non-polluting economic units utilizing the least amount of energy to survive and humans are the most inefficient profligate polluting units using the most energy or money to survive. It is time for humans to start living more efficiently with a morality which promotes biodiversity and radically reduces profligacy with efficient non-polluting behavior.

Teaching humans to be thrifty with fat reserves for emergencies or saved up money for emergencies is a dying good and vital habit but the economic system does not encourage thriftiness. Non thrifty profligate organizations, businesses, governments, and banks are operating without money reserves for emergencies and the consequences are that there is inflation with much counterfeit money circulating in the economies of the world devaluing the worth of money. Not being thrifty and efficient means no long range planning is possible for economic units and more and more of the economic units will be living in crisis mode on the verge of bankruptcy.

It may seem financially undoable but what the world really needs is a stable money supply which maintains its value over time. Competing governments with unique currencies with control over the quantity of money circulating makes it physically unlikely that the value of the currency can be maintained at relatively constant value worldwide unless all the currencies are identical. A uniform world currency is still a dream of the most powerful and rich worldwide but whether it will ever become a reality is still a big question mark.

Banks control the money supply with lending and the charging of an interest rate which concentrates wealth and power to lend more at a future date. A just world unified currency would be to lend money at no interest rate because you already have control over world currency and this would guarantee a more value stable money supply and encourage savings for the future in all the nations of the world.

The key to an economically healthy nation and world is a thrifty moral working family unit which lives within its means and produces wealth for the nation and world and raises competent offspring who also join the workforce so that future generations may benefit from the fruits of labor of the previous generation. Break up a healthy family unit and it leads to dysfunctional offspring who will not reproduce effectively and frequently become a financial burden on the nation and world.

 

China has no social security and the savings rate is the highest in the world for about 20% of the population but unfortunately the value of their currency is not stable with a high inflation rate and it will severely reduce the value of these savings. China has many thrifty family units and cohesive families and it is one of the primary reasons why it is doing so well economically. If the Chinese economic model becomes identical to the US which doesn’t encourage savings and the family units begin to break down then China will also begin to teeter on the edge of financial bankruptcy.

Economics is the study of production, consumption, and transfer of money and/or ingus in society. Money is either added or subtracted and percentages of money are calculated which basically is calculating interest or profit on money. Economic risk calculations are also done using percentages of money and supply and demand calculations or considerations.

Profit is a measure of economic efficiency but unfortunately economics and profit alone can be very stupid in determining the health of the food being produced or the quality and necessity of the ingus being produced.

Unhealthy food and bad quality ingus is possible if profit is the only standard of excellence used. You can make great profit from crappy food and bad quality ingus which can be consumed by a gullible public who doesn’t know the difference between what is sustainable and necessary and what is mediocre or bad quality wise.

A smartly educated informed public is vital to maintaining quality in the deceptive marketplace where illusion too often dominates in the pursuit of the mighty dollar and quick profit which often distorts good healthy long duration social norms and goals.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COMPETITION

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Historically competition was between humans and other humans. Today it is competition between technology or computers and humans. Unfortunately technology is winning. Not only are robots with the help of computers replacing physical jobs but soon computers will be doing much of the thinking for us also.

Robots will become our slaves but they can also put most of the liberal arts population out of work which means armies of citizens on government welfare. It is entirely possible that the new leisure class will be humans on welfare killing time, browsing the internet for entertainment, getting high on alcohol and drugs, and essentially unemployable for a lifetime.

My only hope is that for a just society to continue to exist there should be the opportunity of anyone at any age to reeducate themselves on the internet for free in a useful technological job. Those willing to put in the time, effort, and achievement can reenter the job market thus not making the welfare trap a permanent trap for everyone in society.

Competition is now global and China is a future serious threat since it is getting good at making any kind of counterfeit product. Intellectual property will have to have worldwide patents to avoid its theft by unscrupulous manufacturers but this is really a government issue and of little private concern for most humans.

CONCLUSION:

Competition is global, between nations, and between humans and computers. How well humans and politics will adjust to the new realities will determine whether humanity will learn to adjust successfully and benefit from technology and not be enslaved by its progress instead.

 

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WHY THE CHINESE MODEL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WON’T WORK IN AFRICA

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China has relocated about 200 million humans from farms to the big cities and has built infrastructure connecting the major population centers. Cheap labor, an abundance of natural resources, and population control with one child per family made China competitive with the west but it is finding out that robotization or smart labor and not cheap labor is what future economic progress is all about.

African nations may want to imitate the Chinese model but it will fail as long as there is not a United States of Africa which can move large numbers of humans to new massive cities along the coastal regions. Each African country is just not big enough and rich enough in resources to compete with Asian countries, China, and the West. Political dictatorships predominate in Africa and they have not been smart enough to use their centralized power to bring economic prosperity despite the potential cheap labor available.

The Chinese model only has some hope of improving the economic state of
Africa if the nations begin to merge politically into a larger and larger politically unified country. Another drawback to unification of Africa is that one language is not taught throughout all of Africa and the tribal biases are a great handicap to potential future unification. The final drawback is a lack of population control which is just swelling the ranks of the poor and unemployed.

It is impossible for Africa to imitate the Chinese because there is no continental political unity, there is no unifying language, no population control, and smart labor and not cheap labor is what will make future economies competitive in the world arena.

Most of Africa will remain overpopulated and economically poor on into the foreseeable future. If they do begin to prosper locally then biodiversity will be destroyed to the detriment of everyone in the world.

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