China’s economy is now the largest on earth. Its industrial output is triple that of the United States. Its population, quadruple. To make matters worse, Chinese computing power is on par with ours and their . . .
A New Atlantis: The Economic Rise of Medieval Venice Today, Venice is an expensive holiday destination for young, often love-stricken travelers. It is a place of romance, of beauty, of relaxation. But it was not . . .
‘Tariff’ Should Have Been George Carlin’s Eighth Dirty Word This August President Trump empowered the U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, to investigate China’s theft of American intellectual property (IP), which costs America up to $500 . . .
What is Mercantilism, And How Does It Work? Everything you “know” about mercantilism is wrong. Dead wrong. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. No one seems to know what “mercantilism” means—even people who pretend to, . . .
What Is Economic Nationalism? Everyone’s talking about economic nationalism, but no one seems to know what it is. This article clears that up. I’ll tell you what economic nationalism is, give you some historical examples . . .
How Did China Get Rich? Most people don’t get China. It’s far away. They speak a different language. Their culture, philosophy, religion—everything is super different. Because of this, or perhaps because of China’s historical isolation, . . .
Why Study Economic History? Modern (theoretical) economics has failed us. It’s led America down the road to economic collapse, while at the same time empowered and emboldened our rivals. By abandoning empiricism (the use of . . .
The Truth About American Foreign Direct Investment In China In a few decades, China’s risen from a land of rice paddies and rickshaws to one of skyscrapers and steel. How? Yes, China’s smart and industrious, . . .
Did China and India Really Have The Biggest Historical Economies? We are constantly told by the media that Western hegemony is a historical aberration, and that China and India have traditionally been the centers of . . .