China builds a new world in which *it* is the great power

China dragon

Summary: US borrows trillions to wage war in foreign lands. China helps build other nations' transportation infrastructure to connect them for mutual trade. Which program will work better? Their secret advantage over America is seen in every day's news headlines. This is how great nations rise, reported by the NYT: "Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to Shake … Continue reading China builds a new world in which *it* is the great power

Chuck Spinney warns that we’re sleepwalking into a new arms race

Summary: One of the "an echo not a choice" aspects of the election was the war on Russia. Clinton's team was well-stocked with cheerleaders for restarting the cold war. Trump won, so we have an administration stocked with cheerleaders for restarting the cold war. McMaster as National Security Advisor completed the roster. Here Chuck Spinney describes … Continue reading Chuck Spinney warns that we’re sleepwalking into a new arms race

Haunted by Gaddafi on the fifth anniversary of his overthrow

Summary: On the fifth anniversary of his overthrow, anthropologist Maximilian Forte is haunted by thoughts about Libyan ruler Mummar Gaddafi. It's a sad chapter in the history of US foreign policy, rich with lessons for us -- and one of Hillary Clinton's two major initiatives (other other is the massive screw-up of her 1993 health … Continue reading Haunted by Gaddafi on the fifth anniversary of his overthrow

The real reason for America’s hostility to China

Summary: Americans who read the news know that China is a designated bad guy, which justifies the full deployment of US power to contain it. Efforts by China to resist (or even defend itself) show its malevolent intent. Here is the rest of the story -- the true story. What is America's strategy to manage … Continue reading The real reason for America’s hostility to China

Scrum: a new organizational tool that will help shape the 21st century

Summary: A new industrial revolution has begun. We usually think of these are new tech and new machines, but they also create new ways of thinking and new methods of doing business -- changes almost as important as the new tech. Here Mike Few discusses new ways of problem solving, which create new forms of … Continue reading Scrum: a new organizational tool that will help shape the 21st century