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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 18, Issue 17 Week of May 4, 2015

 

 

 

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10 Global Economic Trends

Off the Mainstream Radar

 

 

 

In This Issue

 

 

Feature:

10 Global Economic Trends

Off the Mainstream Radar

 

Quotes of the Week

 

Upgrades and Numbers

Adobe Gets

"Hackers' Best Friend" Award

 

Ethermail

 

Inside SNS

 

Upcoming SNS Events

 

Where's Mark?

 

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Recommended Reading:

 

Japan Unmasked, by Ichiro Kawasaki (Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1st edition 1969)

 

I found a copy of this 1969 paperback in a small bookstore in Hanapepe, Kauai. The author, a member of the Japanese Foreign Service at the time, provides a startlingly blunt assessment of Japan, its people, and their cultural and trade practices. All of this comes just before Japan was to rev up its InfoMercantilist national business model, providing a rather fascinating inside look at the forces driving IP theft, "bleeding bid" dumping prices and practices, and government / industry cooperation. I felt in many ways as though I were reading about the inside state of Japan just before WWII, only this time the coming conflict would be economic. - mra

 

 

 

 

10 Global Economic Trends Off the Mainstream Radar

 

 

 

Takeaway Points from this Week's Feature:

 

  • Dumping the energy tax.
  • International IP Flows.
  • China's SAD program and its global effects.
  • Japan's progress.
  • IP benefits of the two trade treaties (vs. labor concerns over other issues).
  • Productivity gains and corporate cash vs. human values.
  • Global liquidity and currency wars.
  • The floundering Commonwealth states.
  • The German plan.
  • The real costs of global warming - and who pays.

 

 

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