Category Archives: Trade

The ObamaTrade Deal That Is Invisible For Our Own Good …

Any conscious of events inside the Washington D.C. beltway knows that the Trans Pacific Trade Treaty is stuck in Congress with President Obama and the Republicans pushing and various Democrats pushing against its passage. Some are even aware of the … Continue reading

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President Obama Is Saving Us All

As the NSA (National Security Agency)  or “Shhh …” as it is known to its friends (all both of them) drifts from public attention attention back into its preferred obscurity, we have been struck by a stroke of inspiration. Nobody … Continue reading

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Our Ephemeral ‘Recovery’

We’ve reported the dropping economic shoes from time to time, recently in South America, when such events show the realities behind our Panglossian economic ‘recovery.’ Another bit of gritty reality has just appeared from China: Tarnishing Steel. The linked report will … Continue reading

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Test Question (Pick One): We are in RECOVERY or in RECESSION or in DEPRESSION

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. Do you know whether we are in recovery (Dems) or stuck in recession (GOP)? The White House clearly states that things are getting better; we’re in recovery. Of course, they’ve been … Continue reading

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Is Obama Channeling Smoot and Hawley?

Students somehow familiar with our prior Great Depression (1929–1945) know it was prolonged by, among other dumb things, heavily protective trade policies that served to raise prices for consumers while reducing trade generally. The glaring example was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. … Continue reading

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