Category: Emigration

Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 3, Not in China’s operating system

23 September, 2014 (10:00) | Capital, China, Emigration, Exports, Global news, Housing, Imports, Markets, Schools, Speculation | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As so happens when I write about China, the process of laboriously sorting through my thinking means the posts expand, and my post about Chinese emigration, using as a source an article from the Wall Street Journal (August 15, 2014), brought […]

Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 2, Breathing freely is a basic requirement

22 September, 2014 (09:00) | Capital, China, Emigration, Exports, Global news, Housing, Imports, Markets, Schools, Speculation | No comments

[Continued from Friday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Capital, whether economic of human, is a continuous referendum on government’s effectiveness – a referendum that government does not schedule but nevertheless must observe – and as we saw in yesterday’s post, using an article from the Wall Street Journal (August 15, 2014), China’s entrepreneurial classes are […]

Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 1, 64% of China’s rich

19 September, 2014 (09:00) | Capital, China, Emigration, Exports, Global news, Housing, Imports, Markets, Schools, Speculation | No comments

By: David A. Smith Up until now, my posts puzzling out China’s affordable housing have focused on its urban challenges, and whether the Chinese can make new cities that people want to live in without destroying the formerly-rural middle class by culturally and economically impoverishing them in totalitarian-style housing blocks.  Foolish me, I overlooked the […]

Ve al norte, joven: Part 1, emigration

20 December, 2011 (15:42) | Cities, Demographics, Emigration, Hispanics, Immigration, Markets, US News |

By:David A. Smith   What makes America work?  As this New York Times story shows, it’s people on the move, many of them ‘those people’:   Ulysses, Kansas   An apt name for a town of wanderers.     Not long ago in this quiet farming community, with its familiar skyline of grain elevators and […]

A little learning is a dangerous thing: Part 2, when they’ve seen Beijing?

28 October, 2011 (09:00) | China, Emigration, Global news, Housing, Markets, Schools, Slums, Speculation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post highlighted the logical conclusion of China’s geographically discriminatory hukou system, as reported in this cautious New York Times story – the demolition of informal schools that have sprouted to educate the children of rural migrant workers who are building China’s cities:   A […]