The Difference Between Israel and Hamas

The Difference Between Israel and Hamas

WSJ quoting Robert Habeck: “After the Holocaust, the founding of Israel was the promise of protection to the Jews—and Germany is compelled to help ensure that this promise can be fulfilled,” Habeck said in a speech posted on X. “Of course, Israel must abide by...

Hong Kong Not Safe for Companies: Entirely Predictable

The news that Hong Kong is not viewed as good place for Western companies is no surprise. After the failed attempts at democracy in then 2010s Beijing began to crack down in earnest. They started with the protestors, then the free press, then the legislature, and then...

Hamas Attacks Music Festival

BBC with a pretty horrific article on a targeted Israeli-music festival that Hamas attacked. About 250 dead, people shot at point blank, gunmen waiting at emergency exits, looking to shoot those that ran. Hamas will argue that all Israelis are non-civilians and...

Two Lessons from Amazon

Amazon is now advertising on their boxes that they are “made with less material.” They actually have taken it a step further in some areas, doing away with the boxes completely. What can we learn from this? First, the Amazon is not straightforward, to say...

Is $600/mo for a used car crazy?

WSJ has an article hitting on how rising interest rates are hurting consumers. Not exactly stunning stuff. But this graph blew me out of the water. Car payments are now $800/mo new and $600/month used? The most I’ve paid for a car is $20,000 (used) and the payments...
Thoughts on Qin Gang Firing

Thoughts on Qin Gang Firing

News in the US continues to report that Qin Gang was fired over an affair. Maybe. I think that the interesting thing is that Qin had a child. Pro-life isn’t a thing in China, and it is rather surprising that a high level official wouldn’t simply push for an abortion,...