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by Doc
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

Depends on how you define "Protectionism". I define it as any measures that restrict trade, where restriction of trade is the only goal. Then only with strategic materials. You can't be happy with Trump on that score then. Why would you think that? Trump isn't doing protectionism he is negotiating ...
by Doc
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

Protectionism has the sum total effect of transferring wealth from one set of hands into another. One set of hands abroad to another set of hands at home. Which is not meaningless... But it makes things more expensive. So there is a net loss. OPEC does not practice free trade. If fact they were try...
by Doc
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

Everyone is assuming that Trump doesn't want a real trade war So what we are seeing is a negotiation, not a trade war. If it drags on long enough then it will be a trade war. I expect that point would be when domestic sources are developed in the US to replace the goods not coming from overseas. So...
by Doc
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 422
Views: 109544

Re: US Foreign Policy

As almost everyone predicted, nothing substantive appears to have come from the Trump-Putin palaver. Whether the US and Russia will indeed work together in support of Israel's security remains to be seen, given Iran's activities in Syria. Russia wants Iran out of Syria. Syria is Russia's client sta...
by Doc
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

Protectionism has the sum total effect of transferring wealth from one set of hands into another. One set of hands abroad to another set of hands at home. Which is not meaningless... But it makes things more expensive. So there is a net loss. OPEC does not practice free trade. If fact they were try...
by Doc
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

So, after seeing headline after headline going on about how disastrous Brexit and these "trade wars" will be, I see markets up, employment up and no evidence of inflation. Is it time to declare protectionism works? Everyone is assuming that Trump doesn't want a real trade war So what we are seeing ...
by Doc
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

So, after seeing headline after headline going on about how disastrous Brexit and these "trade wars" will be, I see markets up, employment up and no evidence of inflation. Is it time to declare protectionism works? Everyone is assuming that Trump doesn't want a real trade war So what we are seeing ...
by Doc
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

So, after seeing headline after headline going on about how disastrous Brexit and these "trade wars" will be, I see markets up, employment up and no evidence of inflation. Is it time to declare protectionism works? Everyone is assuming that Trump doesn't want a real trade war So what we are seeing ...
by Doc
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Brilliant Observation
Replies: 16
Views: 19165

Re: Brilliant Observation

We're skating on the edge here, but we can unpack this a bit further: ".....Resentment and retribution are often attributed towards evil motives and acts, but they are legitimate entities that can be negotiated and reasoned with......" Jordan Peterson pounds a copy of Gulag and decries resentment a...
by Doc
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: This Place
Topic: Spam Posts
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: Spam Posts

They seem to be few in number of bots but large in the amount of spam they are posting regarding selling a product to get around google spam detection. My guess is that a real person is registering and then pretending to be a bot to encourage sales of their fake product.