Aug 2, 2022Liked by John Day MD

We've sold them the rope with which they will hang us, Doc.

One of my persistently intrusive thought exercises is to review the capital migration from the west into China, beginning with the great offshoring in the eighties and nineties. The object of each exercise is to consider rate of technological advancement and adoption if marginal costs associated with production were balanced within the market.

Put differently; how would military and civilian adoption of emerging technologies have been affected if products sold in the prosperous American and European markets had been produced within the same national boundaries as those within which they were sold?

It's a giant tapestry with many threads upon which to tug. Each thread represents a capital flow. By tracking the flow, we get a picture of the accumulation and concentration rates.

By at least one calculus that removes offshoring from the equations, China would only be a military threat if invaded and the oligarchs currently looting America would be politically and economically less powerful than our elected officials. Innovation would have slowed and, for better or for worse, many of the technological and social plagues of our day could have been mitigated because oversight might have kept pace with deployment.

The point of this isn't to wallow in nostalgic could-have-beens, it's to map the journey to Armageddon in order to find a means of stepping off of the path.

Thanks for another thought-provoking essay.

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Love the construction project - looking great. As far as the Witch Nancy show is concerned I fancy myself less concerned about the nuclear war than the circus itself. With Wizard Joe in the other ring who’s got time to care about their charades. How many ways are we being played?

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Port Arthur awaits. I see all the bellicosity after Covid lockdown and vaccination efforts further evidence that a Red Symphony runs the world and the Antichrist conducts the players with expertise. If the audience walks from the performance and wants their money back law is on their side.

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