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Why Calling U.S. a ‘Democracy’ Is Both False & Dangerous to Do

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s false because it is definitely untrue, and that’s not merely because America has a higher percentage of its residents in prison than does any other nation on this planet, but also because the … Continue reading

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Geostrategy After the Deadlock in U.S.-North-Korean Relations

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org George Friedman, the head of the ‘private CIA’ firm Stratfor, issued a report on March 5th, “After Hanoi: North Korea, the US and Japan”, and it said: The strategy since World War II, built … Continue reading

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Trade Isn’t China’s Only Worry

China’s enormous successes–raising hundreds of millions out of poverty, landing a rover on the dark side of the moon, etc.–are well known. Less appreciated is China’s increasing vulnerability to financial instability arising from asymmetries that cannot be resolved by tweaking trade … Continue reading

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Credit Exhaustion Is Global

The signs are everywhere: credit exhaustion is global, and that means the global growth story is over: revenues and profits are all sliding as lending dries up and defaults pile up. What is credit exhaustion? Qualified buyers don’t want to … Continue reading

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China’s S-Curve of Expansion, Stagnation and Decline

Natural and human systems tend to go through stages of expansion, stagnation and decline that follow what’s known as the S-Curve. The dynamic isn’t difficult to understand: an unfilled ecological niche is suddenly open due to a new adaptation; a bacteria … Continue reading

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