Kishore Mahbubani talks about his book “Has China Won?”

Three things which i find interesting about this interview: American decline after Ronald Reagan era structural change: Half the American population having a declining standard of living since 1989 . In the case of US it is taken as a given, the ideological certainty that when a thriving democracy takes on a geopolitical struggle against … Continue reading Kishore Mahbubani talks about his book “Has China Won?”

Twitter thread about Social science methods

I think contribution from social science is mostly incremental. Cross pollination of methods from pure sciences formed the foundation for many methodological development. Here is a thread. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300125741384785920?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300129924221526016?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300131087373316096?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300131754242531328?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300132687802376192?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300133797829120000?s=20

Should policy makers listen to business. Where should we draw the boundary ?

Business community is sometimes the most short sighted pressure group you can see anywhere in the world. This is not because they are stupid, but because their default propensity is to optimize the present, it's anti delayed gratification, anti Sustainable development, anti Human development etc. Every country (or state) ever succeeded in the world has … Continue reading Should policy makers listen to business. Where should we draw the boundary ?

Immigrants and Socio-economic status: Thread

When we talk about immigrants I really like to dig one more layer with things like; # Socio-economic status. # Familial socialism as a unit of observation.# Cultural background. Eg. Most Indian founders are higher caste, # Enormous familial scaffolding(kind of powerful Familial socialism),etc. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1297333541546520576?s=20 While US elites are romanticizing about Immigrants, they practically pay … Continue reading Immigrants and Socio-economic status: Thread