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Posts on 01/16/19

Czechoslovakia and the Expulsion of the Germans post-WWII

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 01/16/19 1:14 pm) JE's comment to Eugenio Battaglia's post of January 15th brings to mind a question I've been wondering about. It's a simple question, but some background is required. ...

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Taiwanese Investment in PRC; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 01/16/19 3:36 am) Ric Mauricio writes: John E asked about Taiwanese investment in the PRC.  I found this:  "Since the 1980s, Taiwanese companies have been investing heavi ...

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China`s Scientific Output: "The Economist"

(Henry Levin, USA, 01/16/19 3:04 am) For those who have access to the Economist, January 12, there is an long article starting on p. 68 called "Chinese Science: The Great Experiment." It lauds Chines ...

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Posts on 01/15/19

Kilimnik and Veselnitskaya Revisited: Questions for Boris Volodarsky

(Istvan Simon, USA, 01/15/19 1:33 pm) Boris Volodarsky (January 14th) asked me on which document I base my claim that Konstantin Kilimnik is a GRU agent. I in turn would like to ask him on which document he bases his claim that he is Read more

Support for Germany`s AfD Rises

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/15/19 10:25 am) During the last Congress of the AFD (Alternative for Germany), the party requested exit from the so-called European Union and the euro. The new right-wing party AFD at the 2016 elections had 12. ...

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With All Sources, Trust, but Verify

(Timothy Brown, USA, 01/15/19 4:11 am) A minor correction to Boris Volodarsky (January 14th): Some (but hopefully not all WAISers) seem always to believe the NYT, or most other media, without question. Based on my personal e ...

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"New York Times": Formidable, Indispensable, and Often Wrong (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 01/15/19 3:45 am) Gary Moore writes: I'd like to second Boris Volodarsky (Jan 13th and 14th), speaking generally of the Mueller investigation. I lack Boris's admirable knowledg ...

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Posts on 01/14/19

Prosperity or Freedom? Maslow Hierarchy of Needs

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 01/14/19 2:16 pm) Regarding John E's question, "what do people prefer, prosperity or freedom?" I believe the question has been answered by Maslow hierarchy of needs. Prosperity, which can be reasonably ...

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Kilimnik as GRU Agent: Any Proof?

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 01/14/19 3:51 am) I am grateful to Istvan Simon (12 January) for sending this New York Times article of April 2018, which I knew of course but was happy to read again. Even though I do not trust anything writt ...

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Chinese Patents: Quantity over Quality? The Sinek Thesis

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 01/14/19 3:11 am) As usual, I enjoyed Henry Levin's post (January 9th), as well as reading the article on Chinese patents, grants and comparison with the leading countries. I wonder if the subsidie ...

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