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Becoming China’s Bitch

And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now

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In Becoming China’s Bitch, Peter D. Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that keep us frozen. He then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to our future. Presented from a fresh yet informative perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a coordinated intelligence effort, our downward-spiraling health-care and education systems, our missing-in-action energy policy, and the continually expanding problem of illegal immigration. In a logical, personal, and persuasive voice, Kiernan then offers radical yet practical solutions that every American must acknowledge and act upon—before it’s too late.

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 30, 2012 – "In my youth, we were a nation obsessed with the Soviet Union... Where is our paranoia about China?" If it didn't exist already, former Goldman Sachs senior partner Kiernan seems determined to drum it up with dramatic metaphors like " have developed a vampire's taste for the elixir of our economy--oil." In his "manifesto," Kiernan analyzes the reasons behind China's ascension and its potential to overtake the U.S. as the world's primary economic power. As a self-described "Radical Centrist," Kiernan underscores two causes for concern that require America's immediate attention: the growth of China's reserves, and the strength of its currency (the Renminbi, or Yuan). What deeply concerns the author is the U.S.'s lack of a strategy to deal with China once it takes the cap off its currency value. In Part I, Kiernan enumerates five reasons for America's inability to address the potential economic Chinese threat: "the Media Talk Complex," irresponsible political lobbyists, influential and biased think tanks, religious squabbling, and an ineffectual two-party system. In Part II, Kiernan goes on to discuss other challenges America faces, such as the same-sex marriage debate and whether to raise taxes on tobacco. Surprisingly, and despite the hawkish title, Kiernan suggests that the secret weapon to ensure success is not force, but rather an understanding of China.
Becoming China’s Bitch
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Business & Personal Finance
  • Published: Feb 14, 2012
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Seller: Turner Publishing Company, LLC
  • Print Length: 440 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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