Category Archives: Business/Investment

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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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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The German Solar Effort


Although not known for its sunny weather, Germany initiated the world’s solar revolution about 20 years ago with a vision that other countries would later follow. The goal is to increase the share of all renewable sources in German electricity … Continue reading

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To Bet or Not to Bet


Everyday living involves taking some degree of risk all the time. I wish to find out what I need to do to ensure a productive and enjoyable life. Obviously, the least risk is to stay at home and watch TV, … Continue reading

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Capitalist Revolution in China


We have seen communist revolutions in many places around the world. Most of them are bloody and disruptive because their aim is to overthrow the existing order. The political result is the communist party taking control over the whole country … Continue reading

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A Hydrogen Future?


Hydrogen is the most plentiful element on earth. We can burn it to release heat energy. We can also combine it with oxygen to produce electricity. It follows that hydrogen is the logical fuel choice for the future, but it … Continue reading

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Bio-Hacking


Recently, we have heard reports about bio-hacking. Unlike hacking into the computer software to steal private data, bio-hacking seems a beneficial task. It tries to manipulate the genes in a cell to cause it to perform in a certain desired … Continue reading

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