Category Archives: Japan

Shinzo Abe: The Failure of Japan’s Ruling Class

The American political economy isn’t doing much better either.  At least we’ve got multiple industries devoted to intellectual patrimony that brought us the ‘Reagan Revolution’.  That much cannot be said of Japan’s ruling elite nor Shinzo Abe’s reforms.  The complete … Continue reading

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Fixing the Japanese Economy

Having spent decades learning the political economies of Asia, I’ve always thought of Japan’s 25 year deflationary spiral and its attendant exotic monetary policies as proxies for exhausted political regimes. I still think so. Although they learned quickly at the … Continue reading

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How Japan Failed To Become A Superpower

Remember the threat that Japan posed to everyone throughout the 1980’s?  The spooky truth is easy to discern, for they performed well because they had America as its tutor.  We abanoned our own principles as evidenced in the Keynesian stagflation … Continue reading

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