Politics got a boost with the election of Donald J Trump. Before his administration took over, trade was very low on the feds’ agenda.
Politics is the enemy of civilisation. It is the enemy, too, of economic progress. Most important, it is the enemy of dignity and clear thinking.
If Mr Trump is right, Americans no longer want free trade; they want protection from it. And if the Democrats are right, they want protection from free enterprise, too.
Three times, the Dow has tried to beat its October 2018 high of 2,680. And three times, it has failed. This ‘triple top’ formation is a bad sign.
You’ve got a debt of $22 trillion that you can’t possibly pay. I see you’re spending 38% of GDP, but you’re only collecting about 17% of GDP in taxes.
What happens when one country gets jealous of another country’s advantage? What happens when China wants to be India and Australia wants to be Japan?
I don’t think Trump is up late at night reading Sun Tzu’s play book. But he’s fairing pretty well at trade warfare.
This whole trade war is pointless. The US is fighting a losing battle and China is fighting an unwinnable battle. Let me explain why…
General Zhang Yang found himself under anti-corruption investigation. One of the most powerful military generals in the country would end up taking his own life. Coincidence?
New tariffs will make it more expensive for China to import waste material from the US to recycle. Yet this comes at a time when the recycling industry is already in trouble.
We’re very possibly entering a new era of militarisation. There’s a storm brewing at our doorstep…and it threatens the safety of our nation.