Politics & Government

The *Real* Chinese Threat: Trump Tariffs Address Decades of IP Theft

If there has been one Trump administration policy that fellow Republicans at large have been unabashed about loudly questioning, it’s the populist president’s crusade for what he describes as “fair trade” in the form of tariffs on a myriad of imports from countries purported to be killing US exports with their own trade barriers and policies. It’s certainly not a ...

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Consumers, the Fed, and the President

It has been an interesting week in terms of economic news. The economic reports have included information about consumers, the Fed Open Market Committee and the President. Coming in to the week, the Fed meeting was expected to be the highlight of the economic calendar and it didn’t disappoint—even though it did just what everyone expected. Before we get to ...

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The Moral and Economic Woes of Sweden Widen

One could take a look at the recent economic figures released in Sweden and be convinced that the economy is on sound footing. Swedish GDP increased by 1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months up to June, according to data from Statistics Sweden, twice the pace analysts in a Thomson Reuters’ survey expected and the largest increase in a year. ...

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Proven Political Bias in High Tech – The White House Considers Executive Action

If you’ve been keeping up with the current buzz, regardless of partisan loyalties, you’ve undoubtedly noted at the forefront a barrage of questionable policies and leaked communications from Silicon Valley juggernauts like Facebook and Google. Be it Facebook packaging and selling customer data en masse to political buyers or the Alphabet Corporation’s Google executive’s considering search engine censorship on company ...

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My Theory on the Trade Tensions and the Midterm Elections

Over the last couple of weeks, I have read several articles about the midterm elections and how they might impact the stock market. I have also been asked by friends what I thought would happen if the Democrats take control of Congress. I have seen articles that argue that if the Democrats take control of the House, it will increase ...

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Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at King of Capitalism: Amazon

As the 2020 rumor mills again circulate the likely presidential run of socialist Bernie Sanders, he takes a big step to solidify his comrades with attacking the pinnacle of capitalism; Amazon. Will wonders never cease? The fiefdom of college students and other “safe space” lemmings will again be out in droves to support free college, free healthcare, free condoms, etc. ...

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The U.S. Dollar Heavily Involved In Iranian Black Market

As much as the Iranian’s loathe the United States, there is a healthy underground economy going on in Iran for the U.S. dollar. Like Venezuela, Syria, South Africa, et al., Iran is high on the economic misery list. Of course, there are similarities and differences as to how these pitiful economies get to where they are, but the one common ...

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South African Gov to Take Land from White Owners Without Compensation

South African lawmakers in February voted 241-93 on a proposal to amend the country’s constitution to enable the government to expropriate land without paying for it. The proposed changes to section 25 of the constitution are undergoing review and will be submitted to lawmakers by August 30th.  Land ownership is a sensitive issue in South Africa, as roughly 72% of ...

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McDonald’s Labor Fight Shows Why $15 Minimum Wage Doesn’t Work

Anytime Elizabeth Warren chimes in on an issue I must first start my deep breathing exercises, try not to stare into her fake-Indian eyes, and convince myself that her presence on the political stage is just a dream, or perhaps the proverbial nightmare. In an attempt to make this attack on her non-personal, I just have to say that I ...

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