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by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 47
Views: 33192

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

I posted the following in the What's happening in Canada this morning in reply to Milo. Just realised that these reflections on the current state of two western provinces I should have posted as ruminations here instead: (Copy and paste) Alberta: allegedly (I believe) Canada's richest province Calga...
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 47
Views: 33192

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Bermuda's big financial industry is reinsurance. The Caymans' is mutual funds. And if you think numbered anonymous bank accounts still exist, there or anywhere else, then you watch too many spy movies. Why is so hard for you to believe that there are West Indian countries that can compete successfu...
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 47
Views: 33192

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

And for all that, some parts of the West Indies are actually upper income. Bermuda and the Caymans are wealthier than, say, Australia. On paper? Nope. Bermuda is like if you put Beverly Hills on a rock in the middle of the ocean. Bermudians are so well off that they have to import people from elsew...
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What's happening in Canada
Replies: 43
Views: 36961

Re: What's happening in Economics

Despite Trump doing all these protectionist things, the US economy is doing very well. The EU is as well, despite a number of moves that restrict some major businesses; that is why it is hard to buy headphones above a certain loudness. China is running things according to a flat out mercantilist pl...
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 54
Views: 31505

Re: The Future of the World

The Chinese model, as it currently exists, is unsustainable long term . Strange! I sometimes get the impression that it is the the US model that is is unsustainable in the long run. :( The life on Earth is unsustainable in the long run. But hope abounds. :lol: You got me there, buddy!
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What's happening in Canada
Replies: 43
Views: 36961

Re: What's happening in Economics

Despite Trump doing all these protectionist things, the US economy is doing very well. The EU is as well, despite a number of moves that restrict some major businesses; that is why it is hard to buy headphones above a certain loudness. China is running things according to a flat out mercantilist pl...
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 23
Views: 15054

Re: The woes of Italy

Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:08 pm

"I would rather be governed by the first 2000 names in the Boston phone book than by the 2000 members of the faculty of Harvard University." (William F. Buckley, Jr.)
:lol: :D

Good one!
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 54
Views: 31505

Re: USA vs China

http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/392566-us-china-trade-war-is-just-the-beginning-of-the-struggle-for-global Russia has been cut down to size. Europe has the resources but must find the will to deter Russian aggression. The US must shift its resources from defending Europe to meeting the...
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 54
Views: 31505

Re: The Future of the World

The US has not gone crazy. It is time to adjust to changed circumstances. The Europeans have the resources to defend themselves against a diminished Russia. Not against Russia's thermonuclear arsonal. I wish people would stop seeing Russia as a threat. Russia is much less of a threat than a trigger...
by neverfail
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 54
Views: 31505

Re: The Future of the World

Doc wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:06 pm

The Chinese model, as it currently exists, is unsustainable long term .
Strange! I sometimes get the impression that it is the the US model that is is unsustainable in the long run. :(