‘The Departed’ and Communist China: We Must Stop Feeding IP to the Hand That Bites Us

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In the great 2006 Martin Scorsese flick The Departed, undercover cop supervisor Martin Sheen says to undercover cop Leonardo diCaprio: “Microprocessors.  We’ll probably be at war with the Chinese in twenty-odd years – Costello is selling them military technology.  Microprocessors, chips, computer parts – anybody says anything about anything like that…you let us know.” “Costello” […]

The NBA, South Park and Communist China: The Very High Price of Fake ‘Free Trade’

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Behold the 21st Century’s diet version of an “international incident”: Could a Tweet Sink the (National Basketball Association) NBA’s Business Relationships in China? It’s Complicated: “(A) single tweet from a general manager supporting protesters in Hong Kong could threaten that relationship and affect the way the public here and abroad views the league’s intentions on […]

We Shouldn’t Be Doing Business with Communist China

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We didn’t win the (first) Cold War with Communist Russia – by handing them trillions of dollars. Embargoes and Sanctions – Cold War Sanctions: “In 1948, the United States began a campaign of economic sanctions against the Soviet Union that would last more than fifty years…. “For many years, the embargo on the Soviet Union […]

Let’s Not Over-Regulate Cryptocurrencies into a Chinese Monopoly

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Like most people, the mysterious world of digital currencies remains for the most part…well, a bit of a mystery. I’ve occasionally dived into some readings on cryptocurrencies – and found the water to be a little chilly.  I do get the basic gist.  And I certainly understand the desire to end run governments – with […]