Maglev Trains

Usually at this point I would rant about McKinsey’s advice to US companies to offshore and outsource production to cut costs and so “increase shareholder value.” China is the greatest, though not the only beneficiary of this largesse. China’s economy now rivals that of the US. As a European friend once asked me when I told him of my experience riding a 300 km/hr Maglev train in Shanghai: “how many Maglev trains does the United States have?