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Lots of good questions but insufficient time to give definitive replies. Don't know why anyone debates if borrowing from China is falling into a debt trap? It is obvious that $17 trillion nations don't invest to make paltry interest from others or hope to seize collateral -- makes for poor relations and the collateral is a burden and not a benefit. 70 percent of a nation's borrowings is usually private and China is never the major lender. Nor do I know of any instant when a nation defaulted to China; rather China has heped nations, such as Sri Lanka, not to default. Just more China bashing and easy to expose.

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For me the daunting question is how do we get progressive economic policies embedded in political systems that are in lock down ? The abyss between what our academic sages are saying and writing and what treasonous politicians and ideologues are doing only grows wider and more threatening .

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