Monthly Archives: December 2015

David Brooks: “It shows what happens when an entire country [China] skips the PC and goes straight to mobile”

That is the claim David Brooks’ made in his annual Sidney Awards , praising the year’s best essays, in his op-ed: “[WeChat] is an app that contains millions of apps within it. As Chan says, it shows what happens when an … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Scenario for Japan: the Noah Smith edition

A few days ago, economist Noah Smith wrote about a possible collapse of Japan’s economy related to a chain of events if Japan chose to directly monetarily finance Japan’s debt. He wrote, “If all goes perfectly [in this situation], Japan … Continue reading

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