US Increasing Per Capita GDP Lead Versus Most of the World

The USA is increasing its lead in per capita income (Purchasing power parity and nominal income) versus major European countries, Japan and Latin American and central american countries. Only faster growing asian countries are catching up in per capita income compared to the USA. The rate of catchup for Asian countries has slowed. The pandemic …

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Brian Wang and Nextbigfuture Cited by the Number One US Think Tank

The The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) was named the number one think tank in the United States as well as the defense and national security center of excellence for 2016-2018 by the University of Pennsylvania’s annual think tank report. The Global Go To Think Tank Index, from the Think Tanks and Civil …

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China Building Over 400 New Ultra-hardened Nuclear Silos

Satellite images taken by Planet and analyzed by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (CNS/MIIS) show that China is significantly expanding the number of silos for its arsenal of intercontinental range-ballistic missiles. 120 silos under construction near Yumen were identified by Decker Eveleth, a former …

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Ransomeware Attack Shuts Key East Coast Gas Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline has had a cyberattack involving ransomeware from an Eastern European-based criminal gang called DarkSide. Colonial Pipeline has temporarily shutdown 2.5 million barrels per day of pipelines. This is about 12-15% of US oil capacity. On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline Company learned it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack. We have since …

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China’s Navy Outnumbers US Navy

The 2020 US Department of Defense reports that China’s Navy has more vessels than the US Navy. The PRC has the largest navy in the world, with an overall battle force of approximately 350 ships and submarines including over 130 major surface combatants. In comparison, the U.S. Navy’s battle force is approximately 293 ships as …

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US Infrastructure Plan

The Whitehouse has a statement on the American’s Jobs Plan (aka the multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill.) * In total, the plan will invest about $2 trillion this decade. * $621 billion in transportation infrastructure and resilience. * invest $80 billion to address Amtrak’s repair backlog * a targeted investment tax credit that incentivizes the buildout …

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