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Trump Lost his Trade War

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On January 13, 2021
At least, that’s the conclusion of an interesting piece in Bloomberg News. The deficit did fall year-on-year in 2019, as U.S. companies switched to imports from countries like Vietnam, but it remained higher than the $254 billion gap in 2016. That was partly because Beijing’s imposition of retaliatory tariffs on about $110 billion in goods reduced […]

Life at Foxconn

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On October 17, 2020

Sadly, with all the problems in the U.S., the horrors of the globalized factory system are not getting any attention these days, not that they received enough attention before Trump. But the lives of

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Li Zhensheng, RIP

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In General
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On July 5, 2020
The documentary photographer of the Cultural Revolution, Li Zhenshang, died recently. It’s worth revisiting just how amazing his photographs are. I put one to head this post, but check out the obit for more. Incredible. And very disturbing.
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There are a variety of forces pushing the United States toward the exit for global hegemony, but none is quite so frustrating as the Trump administration’s simple abdication from exercising leadership. Trump is doing his best to get the United States out of the game of providing international public and club goods. As Stephen Wertheim […]
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