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This is my last month with the Diplomat; a few words later on what comes next. But for now, some ruminations on the future of the Chinese economy… When will China’s economy surpass that of the United States in aggregate terms? A recent Bloomberg article estimated the point of China’s overtaking of the United States at between […]

Manchin 2024?

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On July 26, 2021

Joe Manchin’s 2024 Senate campaign will generate so many hot takes that the internet will go supernova: Joe Manchin strongly signaled in 2018 that his brutal reelection campaign that year was hi

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Sad and stupid are layered upon one another in this story: State police are investigating death threats directed at school officials in Clay County related to an emotional controversy over moving graves from a 128-year-old cemetery. Superintendent William Sexton and board Chairman Mark Hoskins received emails last week that contained threats over the cemetery move, […]

Currency War!

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On July 10, 2021

As part of an ongoing project on finance in war, my latest at the Diplomat looks at some of the chicanery that Japan tried in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War… Having only a fledgling d

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