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by neverfail
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump may be right to pursue this bromance with Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: Why should Trump wants a alliance with Russia anyway?

China never ruled the waves. They did for thousands of years in E Asia and briefly all the way to Africa during Admiral Cheng Ho's time. Historians speculated what would have happened if he sailed all the way to England. Cheng Ho's expedition was a one-off. There had been no precedent beforehand in...
by neverfail
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Czech communists return to government as power brokers.
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Czech communists return to government as power brokers.

The Chinese government is pretty corrupted. But it is not close to bankruptcy. This overspending is a disease in Democracies. To win votes, politicians must promise free stuff that the country cannot afford. So they borrow money. If overdone, bankruptcy results. Come to think of it: Do you ever tak...
by neverfail
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Czech communists return to government as power brokers.
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Czech communists return to government as power brokers.

Indeed. Well, that's sort of like how the Republican Party in the U.S. is supposed to stand for fiscal responsibility and cutting the size/scope of government, yet actually does neither.... It can't because this is a flaw of the one man one vote system. Anyone actually cut spending will lose the el...
by neverfail
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 56
Views: 788

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

Tax cuts will increase aggregate demand as you put money into people's pockets. They will either spend or invest. On the other hand, when you cut taxes, you need to cut spending or you are not being fiscally prudent. This will reduice demand from the public sector. So. it depends on how efficiently...
by neverfail
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Czech communists return to government as power brokers.
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Czech communists return to government as power brokers.

Can you imagine: their Communist Party making it possible for the scandal ridden scumbag of a multi-billionaire capitalist to assume leadership of the government? :o Once upon a time I thought that Communists were supposed to be against that kind of thing. Indeed. Well, that's sort of like how the ...
by neverfail
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 56
Views: 788

Re: by the way.....

...are you aware that the US Federal Reserve Bank is currently in the process of raising interest rates - with more likely to come in the near future? No borrower enjoys paying higher interest and bank fees schedule. But sometimes like higher taxes and/or higher interest rates are a necessary evil t...
by neverfail
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Czech communists return to government as power brokers.
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Re: Czech communists return to government as power brokers.

Can you imagine: their Communist Party making it possible for the scandal ridden scumbag of a multi-billionaire capitalist to assume leadership of the government? :o Once upon a time I thought that Communists were supposed to be against that kind of thing. Indeed. Well, that's sort of like how the ...
by neverfail
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 56
Views: 788

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

You are ideologically blinkered, Neverfail. Sorry cass but I have long had the impression that it is YOU, not I, who is the ideologically fixated one among us. As for me I do not see myself as having any fixed ideological commitment - unless you consider freethinking to be "ideology". When will you...
by neverfail
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 56
Views: 788

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

Growth during oBUMa’s time was slow. An official in his administration said that the economy can only grow by 2%. Now Trump’s economic policies are the opposite of oBUMa. Growth is now 3%. He deserves credit for the faster growth. Does he? I was not even saying that Obama (or his policies) was the ...
by neverfail
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 56
Views: 788

Re: who would BARRACK for Obama now?

(Barack has one r, by the way. I'll have to insist you spell our American names properly!) I stand corrected Steve. You may not even use this word in the American regional dialect of the English mother-tongue, but every time I hear his given name it reminds me of this verb commonly used out here: h...