Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bowling Alone … in China: The Foshan Incident and its Meaning

  Morality is a hotly debated political and social topic in present-day China. Tongues click and heads shake as increasing materialism is blamed for what is perceived and openly described as low social mores.  I remember my Chinese tutor in … Continue reading

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Sorting Out the G20 Role

The Airport is always a good place to collect one’s thoughts.  And I was struck by an op-ed by Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper placed in Canada’s Globe and Mail prior to soon to occur meetings of G20 Finance Ministers … Continue reading

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Stock Trade Volatility and the G20

I was surfing information today when I came across a small but very interesting piece – this in the NYT by Graham Bowley titled, “Clamping Down on High-Speed Stock Trade” (October 9, 2011). The problem – computerized high-frequency traders – … Continue reading

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Distratction or Priority

I took some real ‘heat’ last week at the Shanghai Conference on Asian and Pacific G20 Leadership when I suggested that Eurozone sovereign debt crisis was a distraction for the G20. More recently one of my ‘policy buddies’, Thomas Wright, … Continue reading

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