Category Archives: Economy

TRUMP’S TRADE WARS – the Law of Unintended Consequences

The notion of using tariffs as a means of biasing trade to benefit the tariff controlling nation is not a new concept. The British Empire, and more recently the US have (among others) had the means to take raw materials almost … Continue reading

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EROSION OF CONFIDENCE IN THE LAND OF TRUMP

The US under the leadership of President Trump appears to be reflected in a massive slide in global confidence in the standing of the US. The Pew polls based on a variety of international markers have shown a serious drop … Continue reading

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Trump versus the Economists

A short time ago, over a thousand (actually 1,140) economists sent President Trump a letter. They were clearly appalled at President Trump’s economic protectionism, his tough and erratic rhetoric on the Trade requirements of the US and in particular, his … Continue reading

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Happy to be Hitched?

Some thoughts on the debatable wisdom of being hitched to a once rising stellar body …. Up until recently I had been attracted to the notion of hitching one’s wagon to a star. Now it occurs to me that this may well … Continue reading

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Making America Great??The Polls say something different!

Did you detect any irony with the sight of the representatives of the cash strapped US Government going cap in hand to the White House to cobble together a temporary cash relief fix – then a few days later, watching  some of the same … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ALTERNATIVE FACTS ON TPP

DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ALTERNATIVE FACTS ON THE REJECTED TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP While I am sure President Donald Trump knows how to add using his fingers, I wish he had used bigger fingers before maligning the junior trading nations with … Continue reading

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A few Implications of the Greek “No” Vote

Although a good proportion of the Greek population appear relieved at the clear “no” vote in answer to the Euro requests for austerity conditions for the much needed bail-out, the result has dismayed its European partners.  The Prime minister’s obvious … Continue reading

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