It Is No Longer Glorious To Get Rich In China

China’s “socialist market economy” won’t mimic Western-style capitalism just as democracy has not followed from prosperity. BY NATHAN GARDELS – Nathan Gardels is the editor-in-chief of Noema Magazine. “To get rich is glorious,” China’s then paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, declared at the outset of China’s “reform and opening up” in the 1980s. This was his provocative rejoinder in those days to the just-vanquished Gang of Four and others in the Cultural Revolution who had long castigated his views on rapid development as “taking the capitalist road.” In the ensuing decades, the robust enterprise Deng unshackled was a key factor, along with … Continue reading It Is No Longer Glorious To Get Rich In China

The Electromagnetic Force of Fridge Magnets

An illustrated guide to the universal laws in your kitchen. BY ADAM DANT & BRIAN CLEGG Science is not just something we do at school or professionals undertake in labs. It is at the heart of how everything works. With the development of applied scientific principles, science enables us to not only understand how things work but how to make use of that understanding in the technology that supports our everyday lives. In this excerpt from their new book, How it All Works, Adam Dant and Brian Clegg take us inside a modern kitchen. Each illustration is accompanied by a short … Continue reading The Electromagnetic Force of Fridge Magnets