Since I’ve come back to Canada, I find myself continually (even subconsciously) comparing it with the US. I’ve noticed that while Canada is roughly 1/10th the size of the States, it feels like it’s way less complicated (and sophisticated). This also worries me, as I wonder how we’ll continue to compete in a more networked,… Continue reading A Different Way Of Comparing Canada & America
The past few years have been a fascinating time to watch China’s mighty rise. However, the notion that they’re going to become the most powerful nation in the world over the next few years has always seemed ridiculous to me. Recently I’ve noticed quite a few signs that suggest I’m not alone. A few weeks… Continue reading The China Fall?
1. We’ve spend the last few days skulking eastwards from Rajasthan towards Delhi. This has given us a chance to see all sorts of little towns that most people won’t see as they don’t have enough time. This is one of the little joys of India: the density of history is so high that there… Continue reading Wrapping Up India
Wen and I were originally going to visit Nepal and then India but due to poor weather in Nepal (and poorer planning on our part), we’re only going to India for a now massive five weeks. I love India, having been there twice in 2006. While the second trip was purely a vacation, the first… Continue reading Getting Ready for India
When we visited Laos, I couldn’t help but wonder if it was so (relatively) poor due to its status as a landlocked country. So I put together the following graphs comparing PPP Adjusted GDP per Capita (IMF or CIA number if IMF not available) for all countries that are not islands (my hypothesis is that… Continue reading Geography is Destiny