Category Archives: 21st Century

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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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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The Health Insurance Business


Insurance is not a product but a financial service. Unlike others, the selling point of insurance is risk. People buy insurance because they want to get compensation in case something bad happens such as an accident, a natural calamity, or … Continue reading

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