Month: October 2021

Is China in Big Trouble?

These are scary times in America, with one of our major parties careening into authoritarianism and the other having difficulty moving forward thanks to two uncooperative senators. Most of what I write, inevitably, focuses on the troubled prospects for our republic. But everyone needs a break. So today I want to talk about a happier topic: The risks of an economic crisis in China.

OK, not exactly happier.

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They’re Not Making Many Republicans Like Powell Anymore for 10/21/2021

Confession: I used to be a Republican. I briefly became one years ago while living amongst the ultrawoke on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Their authoritarian diktats drove me crazy. And their narrow definition of economic interests as the rich versus the poor — with the middle class almost invisible — underscored their political naivete.

But another reason I became a Republican was that the party included exemplary leaders like Colin Powell, John McCain and George H.W. Bush. These men, true patriots, rejected the cheap moralizing of the increasingly strident right.

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