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by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

cassowary wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:41 pm
But at least Trump got his policies right except for Trade.
Other than that, Mrs. Kennedy, how did you like Dallas?
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Didn't George Bush win twice: the most times one is allowed to, plus make a fair sized fortune? George Bush, the 41st president, won in 1988, then lost re-election to Bill Clinton in 1992. His son George W. Bush, the 43rd president, won twice, in 2000 and 2004. At the time I thought he was the dumb...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

The US is alleged to be currently enjoying the second longest recovery in its history - 7 years. you need only to count back to realise that the beginning of that recovery and most of its course coincides with the incumbency of the last president Barrack Obama. Yet would any regular American contri...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

You don't know what squeezes Putin and what doesn't, because Putin's interests lie in pleasing a handful of oiligarchs, not in the affairs of the Russian state. So yes, he does care for more than enriching himself and his rich friends. Oiligarchs want oil prices to be high. No, they want to make mo...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 18
Views: 297

Re: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.

Besides, a lot of economic development happens while a society is in the process of become tidy enough to make Westerners feel safe and comfortable. Forget about Westerners. Probably even Chinese or Indian geeks would presently not want to run the risk of living there for any length of time. I beli...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Mr. Perfect wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Back to the OP, I have seen Ms Cortez do an interview and she is many years removed from prime time. Her only hope is to be able to give a good speech written by someone else.

Right now she appears to be the George Bush of leftist politics.
She doesn't need hope. In her district, she's a shoo-in.
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: the politics of smear and fear.

Right now she appears to be the George Bush of leftist politics. Interesting definition. In the USA if you work to improve the lot of the underprivileged instead of in the interests of corporate big business and its overprivileged beneficiaries, you are tagged a leftist . Whereas elsewhere if you w...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

Putin's interests lie in pleasing a handful of oiligarchs, not in the affairs of the Russian state. The Russian state is merely a vehicle for their enrichment and their politics are only a facade to secure their revenue. Where is the reliable data supporting this idea of yours?... Do you deny that ...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

But the workers don't risk their capital. No Cass. They only risk their destinies along with the wellbeing of their dependents. When the breadwinner loses his job and sole source of income; marriages fail and families can and do break up. So what makes risk capital so damned sacrostant? Its scarcit...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 18
Views: 297

Re: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.

:o Don't take it personally Jim. Just insinuating (with a tangential reference to how this has indirectly impacted on me) that given the shaky character of the Nigerian state, the crowd in Silicon Valley who visualise this land as a potential high tech hub are very likely indulging in fantasy. The ...