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A blog by Leon Oudejans


What defines a SuperPower?

Until about a year ago, many articles claimed that China would surpass the USA as an (economic) SuperPower. I never believed those articles. China did and does not meet the SuperPower criteria. Today, many articles assume that USA may not be surpassed. I doubt that too. The Roman Empire was - probably - the first global empire. Alternatively, it was a multi-regional...

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Faith versus ideology

Recently, Pope Francis made an intriguing comment about faith versus ideology: “In other words, ideologies replace faith.” See National Review, 28 August 2023: Pope Francis Says ‘Reactionary’ U.S. Catholic Church Has Replaced Faith with ‘Ideology’. It's intriguing because any Religion = ideology. In my blogs, I separate faith from Religion. As I once said to someone...

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Home prices defy gravity (Axios)

Introduction LO: This American perspective on residential real estate is quite interesting because it seems to apply as well in Europe (eg, the Netherlands) and in UK. The same may be argued for the jobs market: demand for labour outweighs recession risks, both following the lacking supply of houses (eg, due to climate regulations, high inflation) and labour (due to...

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First Criminal of the United States (FiCUS)

Jill Biden is the First Lady of the United States or FLOTUS. There's a new category now: First Criminal of the United States or FiCUS. The presumption of innocence makes no logical sense - in his case. I'm quite sure that this "deeply wounded narcissist" would be loud and proud carrying his latest title. His latest indictment is his most serious one: "efforts to...

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Recently, a friend posted some nice vacation pictures from France, and I liked them. He then asked me about my 2023 vacation plans. I told him that I have none. He asked me why. His question was simple but my answer is not. There appear to be many and even complex reasons. My last vacation was mid 2014. Back then, I was still celebrating the apparent ending of my...

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The EV Demand Problem (Reuters)

Reuters title: The EV Demand Problem By: Joseph White, Global Automotive Correspondent Date: 10 July 2023 "Global demand for electric vehicles is growing – but not fast enough and not at the prices most automakers need to make money. That’s one conclusion to draw from the messy, mystifying and now failed effort by automakers in China to call a truce in...

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