Americans: Anxious and Worried

In September the long-delayed Frank Gehry designed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated in downtown Washington.   Understated and situated in a park-like setting across from the Air and Space Museum, a visitor strolls among  panels depicting Ike’s childhood, war service and presidency. The most compelling statue is of General Eisenhower addressing troops setting out from Britain for the D-Day landing.   Ike went on to become the … Continue reading Americans: Anxious and Worried

Shenzhen–Where China’s Economic Miracle Began

Shenzhen, 2019 In 1980 Shenzhen was an unimportant fishing village adjacent to Hong Kong’s new territories. Its population was 30,000.  Today Shenzhen on a per capita basis is China’s richest city. Its population is 13 million, having become the world’s fastest growing city ever. Shenzhen is a technology center–headquarters for Huawei and Tencent. It has the world’s 4th biggest container port and China’s 5th busiest airport.   During … Continue reading Shenzhen–Where China’s Economic Miracle Began

Tesla’s Future Linked to Nevada Gigafactory

SPARKS, NEVADA:  At Tesla’s annual general meeting June 11thElon Musk observed that five years ago the Gigafactory didn’t exist. It was merely a vast expanse of rocks and dirt. Today it is a sprawling three-story red and grey building stretching across the desert.  Its footprint equals a dozen football fields and is expected to become the world’s largest building. This is where half of the … Continue reading Tesla’s Future Linked to Nevada Gigafactory

Wisdom from Buffett and Munger in Omaha

OMAHA, NEBRASKA: The U.S. and China will pull back from having a trade war predicts Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha. Speaking at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, Buffett said “the U.S. and China are going to be the two super-powers of the world, economically… we will have disagreements but the benefits (of the trade relationship) are huge and the world is dependent on it in … Continue reading Wisdom from Buffett and Munger in Omaha