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China, and the Shift of Power from West to East

There seems no doubt that China as a world power is rising. The questions examined here are: How “powerful” is China and how does it compare with Europe and the USA? What is the likely outcome of China’s greater economic … Continue reading

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Extremes of Wealth and Poverty

I often return to the trove of statistical data on the world’s 242 sovereign states and dependent territories, as detailed online in The World Factbook of the CIA. Here are some conclusions and speculations derived from the data in the chart displayed … Continue reading

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