The Great Pyramids of China

January 21st, 2011

By Brianna Aubin The last time I was in Chicago, I had some time to kill before my appointment.  So I decided to go to the nearby John Hancock building in order to ride up to the observatory there and view the city.  For those of you who have never visited, Chicago is quite beautiful, […]


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In Which I Get a Question Answered on PJTV

January 11th, 2011

By Brianna Aubin A couple of weeks ago, the Front Page did a segment on how China might well be one huge investment bubble right now, with currency inflation, bad debt on the government books, and a property bubble larger than the one we had in the U.S.  So I commented: Thanks for going into what […]


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Cargo Cult Economics

December 18th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Pretend that you are on a desert island with six other people.  One guy hunts, another fishes, a third collects firewood, the fourth hauls water, the fifth gathers fruits and vegetables, the sixth builds huts, and you … eat.  Yes, that’s right.  Your job is eating.  You pick up seashells off the beach, and […]


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The Nazi of Nanking

December 9th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Last spring, I read a book called The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang.  Iris was the descendant of Chinese immigrants; her parents were actually professors at my university, so she grew up here in Chambana.  Her grandparents had managed to flee Nanking before it had been taken by the Japanese; it […]


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Limited By What?

November 13th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin “We want limited government!” The cries can be heard everywhere, from signs at the smallest Tea Party protests to speeches given by the most prominent conservatives and Republicans.  But the cry for limited government begs the question: limited by what?  And when it comes to the answer to that question, it seems that nobody’s […]


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