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WSJ: Asia’s Promise Gives Way to Its Growing List of Troubles

The Wall Street Journal ran an essay entitled “Asia’s Promise Gives Way to Its Growing List of Troubles”. Here are a few sections (not in order) and my disagreements: Asia’s second looming problem is demographic. Japan began losing population in … Continue reading

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Sheila Smith’s take on the TPP and a potential trade war with China

Here is part of a post I sent to the NBR Japan Forum, responding to Council on Foreign Relations Sheila Smith’s essay: U.S.-Japan Relations in a Trump Administration 1. Smith wrote: “A trade war with China [and the U.S.] would … Continue reading

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Swiss scientists to use NR (the Vitamin B3 derivative) to attempt to treat children with muscular dystrophy

Swiss scientists to use NR (the Vitamin B3 derivative) to attempt to treat children with muscular Dystrophy: “As part of their work on nutrition and aging, they discovered that large doses of a vitamin called nicotinamide riboside (NR) were remarkably … Continue reading

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Tyler Cowen tries to get us excited about TPP

Tyler Cowen, writing for Bloomberg, tries to make the case why we should be excited about TPP and linked to his column on his blog. I responded, making the points that the economic benefits to the U.S., depending on the … Continue reading

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The Purple One is gone… Have more celebrities died so far than in any other year?

It’s a sad day in Minneapolis and for Prince fans around the world. In 1984, Purple Rain was all over the radio and in high school pep rallies. R.I.P. to The Artist. Recently, BBC Radio 4’s “More or Less” with … Continue reading

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AlphaGo 4, Lee Sedol 1 “Chess Players Counsel Calm…”

Apparently the 21st century is back on, recovering from Google Car’s first crash that it caused, after AlphaGo beat world champion Lee Sedol, 4 games to 1. From The New Yorker Late last month, before Lee Sedol faced off against … Continue reading

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