How MAGA Sunk the United States

Apr 01, 2020

Donald Trump was elected in 2016 on his promise to “Make America Great Again.” Four years later, he presides over a country that would be the laughing stock of the world if the situation were not so dire. The greatest country in the world apparently cannot provide its citizens with toilet...

Are We Wrong About COVID-19 Death Rates?
Mar 31, 2020

Are We Wrong About COVID-19 Death Rates?

COVID-19: Will We Learn the Lessons?
Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19: Will We Learn the Lessons?

How Coronavirus Is Impacting Small Businesses
Mar 25, 2020

How Coronavirus Is Impacting Small Businesses

What the Coronavirus Says About Us

What the Coronavirus Says About Us

Mar 24, 2020

A crisis, according to self-help and leadership books, reveals much about a person’s character. The same can be said of a nation’s character. Since the latest pandemic began to spread out of China in 2020, countries responded in very different ways to the challenge. There was ingenuity,...

The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now

Mar 22, 2020

The battle over the installation of the next generation of telecommunications equipment around the world can sometimes seem almost as intense as the Cold War that followed World War II and for a good reason — the stakes are high because 5G technology is likely to change life and business...

COVID-19 Outbreak Takes the Recession Debate to Brand New Territory

COVID-19 Outbreak Takes the Recession Debate to Brand New Territory

Mar 19, 2020

*Author’s note: This article was written on March 13, 2020. Some issues and data may have changed since then. I am writing this column in a state of a latent denial. Having worked from home for much of the past week, I’ve been trying to juggle work duties with kid’s entertainment as...

Chinese Ambitions for Latin America: What’s the Trade-Off?

Chinese Ambitions for Latin America: What’s the Trade-Off?

As the global COVID-19 pandemic engulfs the world, the grand strategy of revisionist powers will either falter or accelerate. At the dawn of the post-coronavirus world — whenever it might come — the Chinese Communist Party will push forward with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which will...

Chinese Diaspora Revisits Its Identity and Relationship to Beijing

Chinese Diaspora Revisits Its Identity and Relationship to Beijing

Mar 16, 2020

Tracing the ever-rising death toll of the COVID-19 outbreak to the exotic meat on sale at a wet market in Wuhan, China, probably feels a bit surreal. If anything, it serves as a sobering reminder of how, in our globalized, interconnected lives, a plate of dubiously sourced food can rapidly lead to...

Will Coronavirus Break the Financial Market’s Hubris?

Will Coronavirus Break the Financial Market's Hubris?

Mar 12, 2020

America has been living on hubris and borrowed time, mired in an orgy of debt, delusion and dogma. Its stock traders have, for a decade now, chosen to believe that events which ordinarily would have resulted in losses are in fact causes for celebration in a marketplace that has defied logic and...

What Stock Market Awaits Gen Z in the 2020s?

What Stock Market Awaits Gen Z in the 2020s?

Mar 12, 2020

The dawn of a new decade always comes alongside predictions of how the stock market will perform over the next 10 years. The start of the 2020s has not been an exception, with analysts predicting everything from a roaring bull market to a global recession, in some cases sequentially. This...

Coronavirus Threatens China’s Global Trade and Investment Regime

Coronavirus Threatens China’s Global Trade and Investment Regime

Mar 09, 2020

China’s economic juggernaut has been brought to its knees by COVID-19. In the first two months of this year, Beijing reported a 17% drop in exports, including a 28% drop in exports to the US, a 4% drop in imports, and trade deficit of $7.1 billion. For the Chinese government to publish such...

Will the Coronavirus Kill Globalization?

Will the Coronavirus Kill Globalization?

Mar 06, 2020

At a dinner party in mid-February, an architect told me that he was having a problem finishing his building projects. It was the carpets. Most wall-to-wall carpeting for big construction projects in the United States, he explained, comes from China. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan — and the...

Coronavirus Outbreak Puts the World’s Governments on Notice

Coronavirus Outbreak Puts the World’s Governments on Notice

Mar 03, 2020

A lot of attention is being paid to the profound impacts COVID-19 is having on the Chinese and global economy, steering us into uncharted waters with uncertain long-term consequences. Supply chain, trade, investment, lending and GDP impacts are readily measurable, but less attention is being paid...

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