"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
1 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far3 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very farThus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very farThe Trade-Economic WarChapter 7: US-China Relations and Wars2020-10-18JournalGenerally speaking the United States has responded to these things both by trying to alter what the Chinese are doing (e.g., to get them to open their markets to Americans) and by doing its own versions of these things (closing American markets to the Chinese).  Americans won’t admit to doing some of the things they are doing (e.g., taking intellectual property) any more than the Chinese will admit doing them because the public relations’ costs of admitting to doing them are too great.  When they are looking for supporters of their causes, all leaders want to appear to be the leaders of the army that is fighting for good against the evil army that is doing bad things.  That is why we hear accusations from both sides that the other is doing evil things and no disclosures of the similar things that they are doing.  As a principle… Continue reading…