It wasn’t that long ago that Americans could litter. Now we recycle — and we know how it can add up.
Funny, though, how we continue to complain about the symptoms of deindustrialization without ever changing the behavior at the root of our deindustrialization. In the future, if there is a future, Americans will be less hypocritical; and we’ll have learned that workers and consumers are the same people.
If there is no future, it’ll be because all we ever did was bitch and buy foreign.
Some “interesting” links — if you don’t blame me:
“6 Chinese Men Indicted in Theft of Code From U.S. Tech Companies”
- The indictment, for “conspiracy to commit economic espionage,” a relatively rare charge, contends that the six men studied in the United States and took jobs at two small American chip companies.
“Antony Beevor: ‘There are things that are too horrific to put in a book'”
- Here, men on both sides developed extraordinarily creative ways of killing one another.
“Creeping censorship in Hong Kong: how China controls sale of sensitive books”
- “Readers’ numbers are going down everywhere, and nobody can afford a ground-floor bookshop unless they are backed by people with very deep pockets,” says one publishing industry insider.
“Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities — March 2015″
- China, Mainland
- Oil Exporters
“Conservatives Should Rethink Trade Policy”
- The wrangling . . . has been along party lines, but not in the usual way. It is the Democrats who are wary of granting more power to a president of their own party.
“Japan plans $100 billion in Asia infrastructure aid, matching AIIB capital level”
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce the plan to increase infrastructure investments and loans for Asian countries on Thursday, sources said.
“Obama on the TPP: Beckoning Us to the Graveyard”
- This view is quite the opposite from the outlook of the Chinese, which is tirelessly about creating win-win situations. Not win-lose. Not, “You are either for us or against us.” But Win-win.” Read China Daily, as you should for some sense of balance, or any of the outlets from China, and you will find the win-win philosophy ever present.
“T E Lawrence naivete lives on”
- Widespread naivete among the Western intelligentsia stretches back decades.
You’d think any article about naivete would mention the Chinese Communist Party — and recognize its interests.