Tag: trade

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We’ve been talking since at least 2013 about how un-free and un-fair our global trade has been. Global trade has been an anti-US mess – for decades. The planet has been massively ripping us off – in myriad ways.  Which has done massive damage to our domestic economy – in myriad ways. Today’s Free Trade…

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Behold the 21st Century’s diet version of an “international incident”: Could a Tweet Sink the (National Basketball Association) NBA’s Business Relationships in China? It’s Complicated: “(A) single tweet from a general manager supporting protesters in Hong Kong could threaten that relationship and affect the way the public here and abroad views the league’s intentions on…

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President Donald Trump is rightly, reasonably trying to get the planets’ nations to stop robbing US blind. It’s been global sport for decades.  We are the planet’s Super Suckers. We get robbed in a wide variety of ways.  The net result of any and all of them?  Hundreds of billions of dollars per year that…

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Many countries – most especially Communist China – subsidize their domestic products that are then sold on the global market. This isn’t free trade. Some countries – most especially Communist China – intentionally subsidize to such an extent they sell their domestic products on the global market at a loss. This isn’t free trade.  And…

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We didn’t win the (first) Cold War with Communist Russia – by handing them trillions of dollars. Embargoes and Sanctions – Cold War Sanctions: “In 1948, the United States began a campaign of economic sanctions against the Soviet Union that would last more than fifty years…. “For many years, the embargo on the Soviet Union…

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When President Donald Trump was Candidate Donald Trump – he promised a restoration of the US manufacturing sector. Which his predecessor – thankfully-ex-president Barack Obama – dismissed as impossible: “When somebody says – like the person you just mentioned, who I’m not going to advertise for – that he’s going to bring all these jobs…