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The Ugly End of Globalization

About this time, something even more historic happened.  Roughly one billion Chinese workers, who were willing to work for less than peanuts, joined the global workforce.  As a result, the U.S. was able to export its inflation – and jobs – to China and other emerging economies over the next three decades. Continue reading

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One Heck of a Reality Television Fight

Economic nationalism and the China bugaboo is shaping up to be one heck of a reality television fight. This is a cause that idiots on both sides can line up behind with gusto. Continue reading

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What Were They Thinking?

One benefit of hindsight is that it imparts a cheap superiority over the past blunders of others.  We certainly make more mistakes than we’d care to admit.  Why not look down our nose and acquire some lessons learned from the mistakes of others? Continue reading

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Unsolicited Advice to Fed Chair Powell

Behind closed doors, President Trump and Fed Chair Jay Powell are in freak out mode.  President Trump wants lower interest rates and artificial stimulus to fabricate GDP growth into the 2020 election year.  His prospects for a second term in office depend on it. Fed Chair Powell knows the economy’s toast.  Annualized GDP growth for the first quarter of 2019 was recently estimated at just 1.3 percent.  But he cannot yet admit it.  Specifically, he cannot cut rates just yet without triggering a market panic. Continue reading

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