China’s Spider Web Central Planning Distribution Model
Those who criticize China may be missing the value of their excellent central planning. Now, some might say China is utter chaos in its growth strategy, but I see some real brilliance there myself. I see a giant “Spider Web” distribution system at the heart of their strategy.Ethnic Diversity in Peru
The South American country of Peru is one which can be considered truly diverse. The complicated history of Peru over several thousand years has led to a country which is poor in economic terms but extremely rich in cultural and natural wealth. According to figures from the World Bank (2008) Peru has GDP per capita of US$ 8,507 compared with US$ 35,445 for the UK and US$ 46,716 for the USA.One-Sixth of the World’s Population – Talking About India
It is quite amazing the incredible innovation and growth that is being experienced in India. It is amazing how the standard of living is improving, the technology is improving, the education is improving, the infrastructure is growing, and the power, strength, and will of all Indians is showing light. What we basically have in India right now is 1 billion humans on the fast track to prosperity, and they are undeterred, committed, and are dedicated to persevere no matter what it takes.Could the West Face a Trade War With China?
Our current recession has exposed a lot of bitterness in Europe and the USA, and how to deal with Industrialized China. If the jobless recovery continues in the West, this could create a demand to regulate and bring home industries outsourced to China.The 8 0′ Clock English News
There is an upsurge of Private Television in India these days. From the days of the national stranglehold on Television broadcasting during the 70s and the 80s to the days where there are almost infinite consumer choices, TV viewership has perhaps taken a back-step in not accurately broadcasting news that is relevant and appropriate.The Future of White – Collar Unionization
Times are changing in India. The evolving free market scenario is empowering the consumer. The consumer is becoming demanding and less tolerant towards the provider not meeting their expectations. A free market economy empowers consumers: consumer wrath becomes ‘the invisible hand’ which brings equilibrium in a disturbed situation. Impediments to consumer satisfaction are razed down by the power of consumer will. One such impediment is a Union.Should the US Actively Assist China in Completing Their Distribution Supply Chain?
It is really obvious that China is on a mad dash and a scavenger hunt around the world to get all the resources it needs to keep going and to keep growing. Often, China burns bridges with the United States and other first world nations as it moves to seize opportunities for resources such as oil, minerals, natural gas, etc.The Afghan-Pakistan Border in 1980
During Christmas vacation from my teaching job in Bahrain, I traveled to Pakistan in 1980. The Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan months before and refugee camps were being set up in Pakistan. I drove with my husband across Punjab, to Peshawar and then up the 28 miles of the Kyber Pass to the border between Aghanistan and Pakistan where hundreds of refugees were crossing. I recall unforgetable images of that day as I consider the news thirty years later.The Internet and Living Overseas
While most people realize that location often does not matter with the internet, those who have experienced living overseas both pre-internet days and now can appreciate this fact the most. From work and play to keeping in touch with friends and family, the changes in lifestyle made possible by the internet for expatriates is much greater than for most other people. These effects may eventually have a wider impact on were people live in the world and how they interact with those around them.The New Face of Berlin Isn’t So New
After almost 20 years of reconstruction, Berlin no longer looks like a divided city, but more like a shopping mall. The spirit of the city may be forever gone.