Category Archives: economics

Olivier Blanchard eyes ugly ‘end game’ for Japan on debt spiral. The money quote: Prof Blanchard said the Japanese treasury will have to tap foreign funds to plug the gap and this will prove far more costly, threatening to bring the … Continue reading

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One billionaire moves south — and New Jersey’s budget falls apart

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By any measure, the US is by far the richest country in the world, and our poor people are the envy of wealthy people in many countries. Yet, somehow Americans have convinced themselves that the rest of the world is … Continue reading

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Francis Menton— Unfortunately, I think that many or most Trump voters actually believe that we are somehow “losing” in the arena of international trade, and that there is something a President can do to change that.  On a similar note, … Continue reading

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This is the article that has everyone screaming for Kevin D. Williamson’s head, now brought from behind the paywall: Chaos in the Family, Chaos in the State: The White Working Class’s Dysfunction. Here’s an excerpt: If you spend time in … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons China Failed: From Basic Gangsterism to Parasitic Engagements

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What a ball pen tells us about China’s manufacturing weakness

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