Let’s Help Wal-Mart Help America

Having interviewed Wal-Mart for this story┬álast August, I’m convinced that this is not just a PR exercise. They are serious about achieving their goal of buying an additional $250 billion worth of goods made in America. The reason is not pure altruism. The reason is that the economics of offshore sourcing have shifted, as Harry […]…

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“The Death of Expertise:” The Conclusion

As previously mentioned, this is a very important book. But author Tom Nichols unfortunately runs out of gas in his final concluding chapter. The burning question is what to do about the collapse of respect for public policy experts. Even the word “experts” is now used in a mocking way. The “so-called experts” just don’t […]…

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A Genuinely Important Book: “The Death of Expertise”

I heard this author, Tom Nichols, on the radio one weekend recently and was struck by how cogent his arguments were. So I bought his book, a very 20th century type of behavior, I admit. But I was compelled to do so because he articulates what many of us engaged in public discourse are feeling: […]…

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The Trump Administration and the Northeast Asia Power Play

The Trump Administration is about to get a crash course in the dynamics of China, Japan and North and South Korea. This is one of the most complex military, economic and geopolitical tangles in the world. And these peoples have been playing their grand power games for literally thousands of years. Trump is like a […]…

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