Category Archives: 21st Century

The Royal Wedding


I have recently followed the pompous wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with interest. Like the other previous royal weddings, it gives the impression of a fairy tale that many people enjoy watching and silently wishing for themselves. It … Continue reading

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The Flat-Earth Concept


To see the round earth, there is no need to rocket out to space. You can see the earth’s curvature anywhere by looking out to sea, down from a hillside, or across a big flat plain. When you gaze at … Continue reading

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What Makes a Superpower (3)


Over the previous two centuries, we have seen the rise of three superpowers and two of them have already fallen. What made those two rise and fall? The British Empire and the Soviet Union have been discussed in Part One … Continue reading

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What Makes a Superpower (2)


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? The British Empire has been discussed in Part One. Let’s now turn to … 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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