China Innovation Lags
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  • Jack King

    Mr. Mead
    I have only recently begun to visit your blog, about 6 months. You immediately moved to the top of my list.

    Suddenly this week I see only short observations instead of the in depth articles I so enjoy. Very disappointing.

    What happened? Do you still write them and if so, where can I find them again?

    Thanks for your time.

    • Peter Mellgard

      @Jack – the in depth articles are still here. Check the sidebar labeled Mead In Depth – all the latest long essays are there.

  • Andy S

    Just picked up the book “Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World” by Deirdre McCloskey from the library, in which she offers her contrarian theory about how the West was so successful over the last few hundred years. (Haven’t read it yet, but it apparently boils down to a change in rhetoric rather than purely economic factors, i.e. once it became approved-of to be a merchant/trader, these activities exploded.) Will be interesting to contrast her view with your “God & Gold” insights.

  • Kris

    Count me among those who appreciate the addition of your quick takes. I can always find a few of them which briefly shine the spotlight on an important yet generally neglected issue. Not to mention the laughs provided by your incomparable oblique sardonicness.

  • Jim.

    How do China’s institutions of today compare to Japan’s of the first third of the 20th century?

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