globalization

Should we blame Richard Nixon for the financial crisis?

Here’s an interesting idea: we can blame Tricky Dick Nixon for the financial crisis. Well, that’s one way to get at the historic roots of the credit market and banking […]

Tian'anmen - Then and Now...

Around the world this week millions will remember the brave Chinese students and workers who stood up to the Chinese “communist” autocracy in May and June of 1989 and paid […]

"There Will Be Blood"

I have not been a fan of popularizers like historian Niall Ferguson, but one has to admit that he puts his finger on the depth and complexity of the current […]

For awhile some advocates of globalization contended that China and other developing countries were immune from the banking crisis hitting the US and other advanced economies. They argued a so-called […]

I was part of a debate recently with some other academics on labor rights in China. You can watch it here: Part One and Part Two.  It runs about an […]