Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    Solar Panel Comments

    Jan 11, 11 • 371 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes there’s much more behind a solar panel than you would expect. Solar energy was in the news because the U.S. Congress, hoping to support U.S. production, has prohibited the Department of Defense from buying Chinese made solar technology. And......  [read more]

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    Different Kinds of Capitalism

    Dec 29, 10 • 481 Views • No Comments

    How much does Chinese capitalism resemble U.S. capitalism? In a New Yorker article, journalist John Cassidy suggests that China’s combination of authoritarianism and capitalism is somewhat similar to our own history. Reminding us of our......  [read more]

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    Made in China?

    Dec 26, 10 • 703 Views • No Comments

    True or false? Is Apple’s iPhone made in China? The answer is true and false. True. According to U.S. trade statistics, the iPhone is made in China. Consequently, the iPhone is recorded as a minus for us and a plus for China. It added to our trade......  [read more]

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    When Will China and India Catch Up?

    Dec 17, 10 • 438 Views • No Comments

    In one wonderful 4 minute animated video, Swedish professor Hans Rosling shows us how, during 200 years, 200 countries became healthier and wealthier. The turning point for one group of nations is 1810 with the industrial revolution. The next turning point,......  [read more]

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    Who Do We Owe?

    Dec 4, 10 • 400 Views • No Comments

    Who do you think is the biggest holder of U.S. government debt? China? No. It is the U.S. government. Why? Please think about extra money the government might collect for Social Security. What does it do with those funds? Retaining cash would mean no return......  [read more]