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China’s best friend?

July 20, 2019

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I’m not sure what’s funnier, Trump’s claim that China’s 6.2% GDP growth shows his trade war is working, or his belief that the Chinese government’s GDP data is not fake news. (I don’t believe it is fake news; I just find it funny that Trump is one of... Read More >>
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Time for the Fed to join the computer age


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When I was young, you’d still see stock prices such as 47 1/4 and 38 5/8. That was... Read More >>

The premises don’t follow from the conclusion


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Consider the following claims: 1. The Fed has tightened policy over the past few years. 2. The likely... Read More >>

Can American healthcare get any worse?


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The GOP campaigned on a promise to repeal Obamacare. The Dems promised to save the program. ... Read More >>

Voters, progressives, and philanthropists


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Consider the following story: A couple of progressives were sitting in a Starbucks in Seattle, lamenting the state of... Read More >>

The National Review on the Republican Party


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Here’s David French, writing in the National Review: I believe Ilhan Omar is a toxic presence in American politics.... Read More >>

Another day, another racist rant


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Here’s Trump:   Is Trump getting even worse? Is that even possible? Three of the four Congresswomen attacked by Trump... Read More >>

Market bullies


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I generally don’t like bullies, but I’ll make an exception for market bullies. Here’s the FT, from a... Read More >>

Some misconceptions about Taiwan


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I often see misconceptions about Taiwan: 1. People sometimes suggest that the majority of the population is native Taiwanese,... Read More >>

A step in the right direction


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Trump administration recently announced a change in policy regarding organ donations. Henceforth, donors will be compensated for... Read More >>