Category Archives: Development

Could a “flock of geese” metaphor provide a pathway towards CCP acknowledgement of how external technological advances hugely facilitated its rapid growth?

At this week’s Silk Road Summit, related to a major plan to improve land transportation and port infrastructure which connects economies in Asia, the Chinese president suggested that the world must unite like a ‘flock of geese’. This metaphor may … Continue reading

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Corruption Perceptions Index, the presence of non-zero corruption in Canadian corruption, and questions of why mountains would be made of such molehills

Many people have previously heard of the Corruption Perceptions Index. It is produced annually by Transparency International. Canada ranks 9th on the index, after 1) Denmark, 1) New Zealand, 3) Finland, 4) Sweden, 5) Switzerland, 6) Norway, 7) Singapore, 8) … Continue reading

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When “I told you so” is the last thing you want to be warranted in saying

A site from Russian hackers is live streaming thousands of hacked video surveillance devices, live online. These hacked video surveillance devices are in Canada. More here.   Video surveillance, if any, should be closed circuit and extractbale for reviewing only … Continue reading

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Foot-in-mouth disease as a cause of economic stagnation?

Technological progress is too focused on proliferation of methods to put other people’s feet in their respective mouths (foot-in-mouth disease) and not focused enough on constructive things. What’s “constructive”? I dunno, not mastering the art of how to stick other people’s feet in … Continue reading

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Quartz Africa points to a fetishization of innovation and entrepreneurship

In practice, what this seems to mean is effort to get inexperienced and poorly educated youth to start businesses, as opposed to supporting their skills and business development within nascent business run by those with more experience. For practical purposes, … Continue reading

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One of a million ways to not get stuck at 90% completion on a project

One of a million ways to not get stuck at 90% completion on a project, at NYT.

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Words with lifting

Promoting meritocracy is critical for strengthening the quality of public administration, which in turn will reduce corruption and incompetence, both of which are costly for growth and prosperity.

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Introductory-level trading scenario, plus some additional comments, to explain the upside and downside risks of trade-war-inducing tariff levels proposed by the US president

Here’s a demand curve. 1 guy willing to pay $2, 1 guy willing to pay $2.25, 1 guy willing to pay $2.50, 1 guy willing to pay $2.75 and one guy willing to pay $3. It’s a line. International supply … Continue reading

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One way of analyzing Trump’s economic plans

He plans to raise taxes on things that are not related to his businesses and reduce taxes on things that are related to his business. Personally, I think it his trade war threats could instead be modified to an economy-wide … Continue reading

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Strategy to promote a couple policy proposals at the provincial level

Hi, I would like to share two policy proposals relating to aspects of immediate and long-term IT security implementation that are suitable for the provincial level of implementation. The first is entitled “Multimedia neurotechnology educational materials pre-incubator development centre”, and … Continue reading

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