Monthly Archives: August 2014

Petrodollar Rule Needs to End

The petrodollar has come under threat, and there is no reason why we should continue to defend it. We have waged many wars over it, and there might be more to come. For beginners, petrodollars is derived from the end of … Continue reading

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Fictitious Interview on the Study of Hakka Political Leaders in East and Southeast Asia

Interviewer: Why is it so fascinating to study Hakka leaders? Larry Liu: My family is Hakka. And one thing I noticed while growing up is that my family portrays our own linguistic-cultural group as being superior or something better than … Continue reading

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The Power of the Financial Markets

One of the things that one often hears among politicians is that they may be interested in financing stronger social safety nets, more roads, bridges, infrastructure, better schools, better hospitals etc., but that they can not afford to borrow more … Continue reading

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The US Should Not Intervene in Iraq

The United States has carried out several airstrikes in order to repel Sunni and Islamic militant forces from Kurdish territory. The Kurds had been a loyal supporter of the US war in Iraq, because they had received a favorable political … Continue reading

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A Conversation with a Customer

Today I want to recount a conversation with one of my customers. He was a friendly gentleman, who worked as a hospital supply officer (he ordered the medical equipment for hospitals), and we got into an animated discussion on work. … Continue reading

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Corporate Downsizing: A Fictitious Internal Memo

The following post is a fictitious internal memo of my employer. I was considering doing a typical rant, but the procedures I describe in the memo are so absurd that I found it best to write it from the company’s … Continue reading

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