Book Review: When China Rules The World


When China Rules The World; The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order. Martin Jacques. Penguin Paperback. 2012. $20. The U.S. public needs frequent reminders other places outside of the Middle East exist. Maybe I should not generalize. Perhaps I should say, “The U.S. media and news outlets need…

Marvel’s New Muslim Superhero


Comic books and the related publishing industry have been a serious form of cultural expression since before the days of Clark Kent and Superman. Superman, created by Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster in 1933, was sold to the publisher who would later evolve into DC Comics. Superman became an iconic part of America culture in…

Musings on Globalization, Labor, and Consumer Behavior


The argument posited by politicians about about moving abroad only helping Mexico or China is a too common misconception. Ask yourself why companies move. Moves are not merely about labor, but labor is part of the equation. Labor costs are one of the few factors a company has control over. To keep costs down and…