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Is Apple a monopoly??

Since about 2016, Google’s Android mobile operating system has a market share of over 70%. Apple’s market share is slightly below 30%. The remaining 1% belongs to several others. See graphs below. source: StatCounter source: StatCounter Hence, the American (and European) accusation of monopolistic behaviour by Apple seems to make no logical or rational sense. Might...

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Does a Superpower need pragmatism?

Before Covid-19, many articles assumed that the Chinese economy would soon surpass the American economy. Even before Covid-19, I never believed that. Nowadays, many articles assume that China may never become an economic Superpower. As long as the CCCP rules, that new belief is valid. Hence, my blog title: does a Superpower need pragmatism? In my view, ideology will...

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‘Derisking’ China-Reliant Supply Chains Is Creating New Risks (WSJ)

Wall Street Journal title: ‘Derisking’ China-Reliant Supply Chains Is Creating New Risks WSJ subtitle: The U.S. and Chinese economies appear to be growing apart. The real story is more complicated, and worrying. By: Nathaniel TaplinDate: 6 january 2024 " “Derisking” the West’s ties with China—shorthand for measures like tariffs to build up supply chains in friendly...

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China’s Debt Mountain Is Even Bigger Than Feared (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: China’s Debt Mountain Is Even Bigger Than Feared By: Chris Anstey Date: 6 January 2024 "Japan’s descent into stagnation is an infamous economic tale known around the world. But at its start, in the early 1990s, it wasn’t abundantly clear what was happening to what was then the world’s No. 2 economy. Much to the frustration of Japan’s Ministry of...

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The handmaid’s tale in China

In several of my blogs, I have predicted that China will become an example of Margaret Atwood's "futuristic dystopian novel" The Handmaid's Tale (1985). Two recent Axios articles (below) illustrate my prediction. The reason for my prediction was (and still is) simple: over the years, the few Chinese women in government positions were removed and were replaced by...

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I don’t need, want or believe in an “everything” app

The (first) screen of my iPhone has 23 apps and 1 folder containing 11 additional apps. The second and final "page" of my iPhone contains the App Library. It contains 8 (default) folders and some 45 apps, including all of the apps of my first screen. I minimize storing apps on my iPhone. I prefer deleting seldomly used apps. I'm always amazed by people who have 5-10...

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