Month: January 2017

What does China want?

What does China really want? It professes to aspire to be a global competitor to US power. But that US power is based largely on many decades of shared-interest-based (capitalist and liberal) alliances. These interests are concrete mutual ones such as free trade, mutual defense and free passage. China needs to forge alliances based on …

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Elon Musk & Mars

I’ve watched most of his Mars video, it’s almost 90 minutes. It’s profoundly inspirational considering that all claims are either true or rational and achievable. Granted, the timescale is rather optimistic, but that optimism and positivism defines Elon Musk. Musk’s visions are what most of his (my) generation grew up with, believing that Mars would …

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