"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
From 1800 until Now[12]From 1800 until NowChapter 6: The Big Cycle of China and Its Currency2020-10-09JournalNo alt text provided for this image As conveyed, the low point in these eight measures of power—i.e., education, innovation and technology, competitiveness, military, trade, output, financial center, and reserve currency status—was in the 1940-50 period.  Since then most powers—most notably economic competitiveness, education, and military—improved gradually Continue reading…