Tag Archives: Japan

How Japanese and Americans Save Differently

Cash is a much safer way of saving in Japan than in the United States; it doesn’t lose as much value over time, unlike here. Continue reading

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Japan’s Strange Isolation, and How It Hurts Us and Japan

In an ideal world, Japanese companies would have spread the smart-phone to us years before Apple came up with the idea, and our advances in technology would have convinced Japanese companies to abandon the wasteful fax machine years ago. Continue reading

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A Review of “The Clash of Civilizations”

In 1996 scholar Samuel P. Huntington wrote a famous book titled “The Clash of Civilizations.” Huntington postulated that after the Cold War Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Fake Love For Michigan

Say somebody is complimenting you. How do you know whether they’re being honest, or whether they’re just saying the same thing that they say to everybody?

Well, one good way is to see how unique the compliment is. Are you the only person who fits the description? Or does everybody else? Continue reading

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Reforming the U.N. Security Council?

The United States has permanent membership in the Security Council along with the China, France, Russia, and United Kingdom. Each of these countries may veto any resolution they desire to. There have been occasional calls to reform the Security Council. … Continue reading

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A Reflection On Media Coverage Of Japan

Coverage of Japan has been generally quite positive. Indeed, sometimes the tone of media coverage has verged upon awe. If a nation with as much technological prowess as Japan was so badly damaged by the tsunami, a reporter might write, what would a similar event do to the United States? The implication is that Japan’s technology is just plain better than America’s. Continue reading

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Economic Stimulus (From a Layman Perspective)

There is something very fishy with Keynesian economics and the theory that government stimulus best fights recessions. Before I continue, I should note that I am entirely unqualified to offer this critique of a fundamental economic tenet. I do not … Continue reading

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