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What Makes a Superpower (1)


Over the previous two centuries, we have seen the rise of three superpowers and two of them have already fallen today. What made them rise and fall? Let’s take a look at the British Empire in Part 1, and the … Continue reading

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Compassion For Others


“Survival of the fittest” neatly defines the natural selection process showing how species evolve and procreate. In the ocean, big fish eat small fish. On land, the strong bully and consume the weak. You may wonder, in this cruel world … Continue reading

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European Colonization


Throughout human history, it’s always the few who rule the many in a pyramid structure. European colonization whose heydays lasted for around two centuries until the end of World War II presents an interesting feature — a small minority of … Continue reading

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The Electric Motor


The electric motor was invented in 1832 well before the gasoline engine in 1872, but the latter has gained predominance in the transportation sector. Why? Besides being simpler, smaller and lighter, the electric motor requires no supporting systems to operate … Continue reading

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What Causes Job Loss?


Job loss is a problem for developed countries, especially lower-tech and lower-wage jobs. The following factors are in play for many decades now: Developed countries derive their strength and progress from technology and automation, which unfortunately make many jobs obsolete … Continue reading

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White House Drama


Every president brings some drama to the White House due to his unique personality. This represents juicy information for the press and entertainment news (or agony) for the public. Donald Trump probably creates the most drama during his first few … Continue reading

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Our Brave New World


The modern world we live in is changing with accelerating speed. Our lives are going through a deep transformation propelled by technology on many fronts. Today, the computing power packed into a smart phone is said to exceed that used … Continue reading

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