According to Mauldin, the economy in 2019 was already indicating we could be headed for a recession. COVID-19 turned everything upside down. We were in a crisis. What direction do we take now? Are we headed for a financial meltdown?
What is forgiveness? Why do we find forgiveness so challenging? How does harboring anger and resentment affect one’s health? And what are the benefits of forgiveness? Our guests say, there is a way to move forward through forgiveness, however difficult that may be. Join us to learn more.
There’s no doubt the U.S. and China are committed to having a military advantage over one another. While the risk of armed conflict, perhaps over Taiwan, exists, the real battle for technological supremacy is where the struggle for global power is taking place. Join us to hear more about where we stand with China today and the direction we may be taking in the future.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 changes the eligibility rules to claim a tax credit for clean vehicles. The act is an ongoing, very aggressive campaign to revolutionize the automobile industry and get consumers to ditch combustion engine, gasoline-powered vehicles in favor of EVs – electric vehicles. Could this tip consumers to move to electric vehicles?
Joining host Jim Falk are Susan Shirk, Ph.D., research professor and chair of the 21st Century China Center, UCSD, author of Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise, and David Firestein, President and CEO, The George HW Bush Foundation for Us-China Relations. The focus: our strained relations with China and China's aggressive foreign policy.
Since this program first aired in April of this year, China has had many challenges and issues, severe economic problems, youth unemployment at record highs, a troubling estate slump, and the list goes on.
China continues to cause consternation to the U.S. Our relations with China appear to be at long time low. In his recent confirmation hearings for Director of the CIA, William Burns said, “The adversarial Chinese leadership poses our biggest political threat.” They are also the third-largest trading partner the U.S. has and the second-largest economy in the world and the most formidable competition that the U.S. has. Bringing some new perspectives on this growing concern is David J. Firestein, the inaugural president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations (Bush China Foundation).
While their parents, the one-child policy generation, instituted in the 1980s and 1990s, which produced a generation of “only me” children, accepted the government mandates in every area of their lives, the restless generation does not. They are increasingly consumer-oriented, questioning government dictates, and expanding their world.
There is no doubt that the pandemic has caused our relations with China to plummet and accelerated the competition between us. They are also the third-largest trading partner the U.S. has and the second-largest economy in the world and the most formidable competition that the U.S. has. Bringing some new perspectives on this growing concern is David J. Firestein, the inaugural president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations (Bush China Foundation).