Archive for December 20th, 2021

December 20th, 2021 - 1:18 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Hong Kong voters boycott election

What if they held an election and no one voted? “The quiet scenes at the polling stations spoke volumes,” NBC News reported (here). “Entrances at some of Hong Kong’s 630 voting sites were empty on Sunday as the Chinese territory held an election for its legislature in which none[...]

December 20th, 2021 - 2:59 am § in Foreign Affairs

Young leftist elected Chile president

Gabriel Boric (photo below, bio here), 35, a former leftist student leader, was elected president of Chile on Sunday, December 19, 2021, after promising the South American nation’s young voters to “remake” the country. He garnered 56% of the vote to defeat a far-right lawyer. He wi[...]

December 20th, 2021 - 1:03 am § in Economics, Foreign Affairs

Economics lesson, Turkish edition (video)

Recep Erdogan, Turkey’s rightwing dictator, thinks he can tell his country’s economy what to do. His economic theories are described as “unorthodox” (details here). Watch the video below to see what happens when a blockhead head-butts against natural economic forces. Return t[...]