Published Articles

McMahon brings China’s bubble economy to life with stories of the strange but revealing. READ MORE

June 10, 2018

Contrary to how BRI is viewed and talked about now, China’s more profitable path actually points, as illuminated by the likes of Alibaba and Tencent, eastward to California. READ MORE

June 7, 2018

China’s $3 trillion currency stockpile is the largest in the world, but as a percent of GDP it has declined from nearly 50% in 2007 to less than 30% today. With a ballooning money supply and a possible debt crisis on the horizon, that may not be enough to defend the Yuan. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Bitcoin’s wild ride from a fringe cryptocurrency to a major asset class made “blockchain” a household word. But blockchain is about much more than Bitcoin, or even money. Blockchain is set to power the internet of things. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

The modern world-system is dead. Long live the millennial world-system! READ MORE

May 20, 2018

Blockchain database technologies will power tomorrow’s internet of things, and that could include the Navy’s onboard weapons systems. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

Trump has repeatedly roiled the normally slow-moving world of trade negotiations with his preference for fast action and his penchant for personal diplomacy. His “about-face” on ZTE is just one more card in a complicated game of trade poker. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

Uttar Pradesh, home to 15% of India’s population, remains poorer than Haiti or Rwanda. Narendra Modi and the BJP will have to do more to win over its mostly rural voters if they want to stay in power past 2019. READ MORE

May 13, 2018