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  • Date: 6/20/18 11:32 AM
  • Number: 271043
  • Recommendations: 0
shows all the things China can do since it is a dictatorship that effective create non-tariff

  • Date: 6/20/18 10:14 AM
  • Number: 36389
  • Recommendations: 1
The "how fast can you pack?" cruise deals are the best. We once got a 7 day Caribbean cruise for $350 a person.

Another time we got a good price for a cruise with a sailing date 2 weeks away. I thought that was fast...until
  • Date: 6/19/18 10:07 PM
  • Number: 271035
  • Recommendations: 2
Ah-ha, found it. These tariffs on China are a negotiating tactic, not intended to be a trade war. Hang onto your hat.

White House press release:
"... [recently] announced plans for tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from
  • Date: 6/19/18 7:14 PM
  • Number: 271027
  • Recommendations: 3
Just for a little extra colour, I thought I'd add the point that a lot of people don't quite appreciate.
A trade deficit isn't a loss.

As I mentioned earlier, I used to think like that. "Wait...they give us cars
  • Date: 6/19/18 6:12 PM
  • Number: 271026
  • Recommendations: 2
Does the Trump Administration have any understanding of the domestic politics of our trading partners and how they will likely respond to Trump's escalating tariffs?

I've got news for you.
* Trump won't even
  • Date: 6/18/18 9:24 PM
  • Number: 271010
  • Recommendations: 1
There is one thing I wonder. I always thought that no tariffs was the best way to go, and all the thinktanks and economists all say so. But as I got older I started to wonder if maybe that was one of those things that we know that just isn't
  • Date: 6/18/18 11:26 AM
  • Number: 271003
  • Recommendations: 12
Indeed it's hard to separate politics from economics----but my reply post didn't have politics in it.

My basic (naive) take on international trade was always, "Wait...they give us cars and TVs and we give them PIECES OF
  • Date: 6/17/18 8:44 PM
  • Number: 270996
  • Recommendations: 11
Yah, best to leave politics to some other board. Preferably one that I don't read. ;-)

Now, the world’s fortunes are imperiled by an unfolding trade war.
1) It's not a trade war, it's a high-powered negotiation.
  • Date: 6/17/18 3:38 PM
  • Number: 88748
  • Recommendations: 3
today, people my daughter's age (low 30s) say Social Security will go away before they ever collect it. Guess what? People my age said the same thing when I was in my 20s and 30s.

A guy jumped off the top of the Empire
  • Date: 6/16/18 9:12 PM
  • Number: 88740
  • Recommendations: 4
... "lot's"? What's a "lot's"?

His wife became a pillar of salt. I thought everybody knew that.
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