Category Archives: EU

Trade Wars Are A Mistake

It seems to me…. “Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.” ~ Ron Wyden[1]. Trump seems determined … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, B.I.T., Bilateral, Bilateral Investment Treaty, Budget, China, Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, CPTPP, David Ricardo, Deadweight Loss, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economics, Economy, EU, European Union, Excise Tax, Exports, Financial, Globalization, Globalization, Imports, Innovation, Manufacturing, NAFTA, National, North American Free Trade Agreement, Protectionist, Research, Tariffs, Tax, Taxes, Taxes, TPP, Trade, Trade, trade, Trade War, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, World Trade Organization, World Trade Organization, WTO | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positive Economics And International Trade

It seems to me…. “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” ~ Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Automation, Automation, Automation, College, College, Comparative Advantage, Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, Computerization, Consumer Surplus, CPTPP, Disparity, Education, Elections, Employment, Employment, Employment, employment, EU, EU, European Union, European Union, Exports, Globalization, Globalization, High School, Imports, Income, Inequality, Inequality, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Manufacturing, NAFTA, Normative Economics, normative EconomicsN, North American Free Trade Agreement, Off-Shoring, Off-Shoring, Offshoring, Outsourcing, Positive Economics, Producer Surplus, Technology, TPP, Trade, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, University, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Confronting Terrorism

It seems to me…. “Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.” ~ Jacques Chirac[1]. While ISIS tries to pretend they are a national state, rather than earning that recognition … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Allawite, Assault-type, Belgium, Chicago, Christianity, EU, Europe, Europe, European Union, France, France, George W. Bush, George W. Bush, Gun, Hamas, Handgun, Hezbollah, Illinois, Imams, Iran, Iran, Iraq, Iraq, ISIS, Islam, Islam, Israel, jihad, Kurds, Lebanon, Libya, mass, Middle East, Middle-East, Moammar Gaddafi, Muslim, Muslim, Obama, Pakistan, Paris, Peshmerga, PKK, President Bashar, Russia, Sadam Hussein, San Bernardino, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Shi’ite, shootings, Sunni, Syria, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkey, Wahhabi Salafism, Weapon, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Lessons From Greece

It seems to me…. “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually slaves of some defunct economist.” ~ John Maynard Keynes[1]. The ongoing Greek financial crisis, though perhaps initially seeming to superficially share … Continue reading

Posted in Austerity, Austerity, Banks, Banks, Budget, Corruption, Crisis, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economics, Economy, Economy, Employment, EU, euro, Europe, European, European Central Bank, European Commission, European Union, Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Board, Financial, Funding, GDP, George W. Bush, Germany, Greece, Greece, Greek, Hellenic Republic, Infrastructure, International Monetary Fund, Investment, IRS, Jobs, National, Stimulus, Tax Evasion, Tax Evasion, Taxes, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iranian Nuclear Agreement

It seems to me…. “The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Arms, Bahrain, China, Congress, Diplomacy, Economy, Employment, Energy, EU, European Union, European Union, Hardliners, Hezbollah, Inflation, Iran, Iran, Iraq, Iraq, Islam, Israel, Middle-East, Military, Muslim, Netanyahu, Nixon, Nuclear, Nuclear, Oil, Petroleum, Revolutionary Guard, Richard M. Nixon, Rouhani, Russia, Russia, Sanctions, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Shi’ite, Sunni, Supreme Leader, Syria, Theocracy, Treaty, United States, Weapon, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Appropriate Response

It seems to me… “Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric.  If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt. It … Continue reading

Posted in Allawite, Arab Spring, Crimea, Egypt, EU, Europe, European Union, G-20, G-8, George W. Bush, Georgia, Hosni Mubarrak, IMF, International Monetary Fund, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi, Muslim, Obama, President Bashar, President Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sanctions, Shi’ite, South Ossetia, Sunni, Syria, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment