Pearls [China’s String of]

By gapthinking | July 5, 2018 | 0

China now owns/controls many ports along the Belt and [maritime] Road.  Gwadar, in Pakistan; Piraeus, in Greece and in 2018,…

Mobile Pay

By gapthinking | June 18, 2018 | 0

Mobile Pay – paying for goods and services by phone – is just one of the many ways that China…

Guns and Butter?

By gapthinking | June 7, 2018 | 0

China has two overarching and interrelated imperatives.  Provide improving economic and personal opportunities for its citizens, and reestablish its historic…

China’s Perspective

By gapthinking | May 18, 2018 | 7

China remembers its former greatness.  Magnificent civil engineering projects:  the Dujiangyan Water Project still functioning after 2400 years;  the Great…

Chinese Credit

By gapthinking | April 26, 2018 | 0

The Chinese banking system has long been afflicted by massive lending to State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), organizations whose purposes did…

Made in China 2025

By gapthinking | April 22, 2018 | 0

The formalized industrialization component of the grand ambition, now well under way:  including the Belt and Road initiative, the String…

South China Sea

By gapthinking | April 4, 2018 | 0

The United States Energy Information Administration has estimated that 11 billion barrels of oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of…

IF . . . Hypothesis Updated

By gapthinking | October 21, 2018

If the hypothesis proposed last June [http://gapthinking.ca/an-hypothesis/] remains tenable, and I think it does, interesting questions result.  The observed change…

Greenblatt on Politics in Shakespeare

By gapthinking | October 5, 2018

Context stimulates creative endeavour.  When Shakespeare was writing, Queen Elizabeth was aging, frail and without a successor;  Spain continued to…

Scheidel Compresses Inequality

By gapthinking | July 13, 2018

Scheidel, Walter.  The Great Leveler:  Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stome Age to the Twenty-First Century.  2017.…

Pearls [China’s String of]

By gapthinking | July 5, 2018

China now owns/controls many ports along the Belt and [maritime] Road.  Gwadar, in Pakistan; Piraeus, in Greece and in 2018,…

Mobile Pay

By gapthinking | June 18, 2018

Mobile Pay – paying for goods and services by phone – is just one of the many ways that China…

An Hypothesis

By gapthinking | June 10, 2018

“Animal Spirits” ran out of gas in January, 2018. From Investopedia:  “Animal Spirits is a term used by the famous…

Guns and Butter?

By gapthinking | June 7, 2018

China has two overarching and interrelated imperatives.  Provide improving economic and personal opportunities for its citizens, and reestablish its historic…

Kissinger on AI

By gapthinking | June 3, 2018

Henry Kissinger, eminent historian, philosopher and statesman, has joined the crowded debate over the long term threat to humanity posed…

Governing Investments

By gapthinking | May 31, 2018

An Oxymoron:  Governments make investments for their citizens.  Investment decisions by committee are a direct route to impoverishment.  Exponential wealth…

Armenia’s Velvet Revolution

By gapthinking | May 29, 2018

The “Independence Generation”, born after the collapse of USSR [less than 30 years old], led eight days of peaceful protest. …