Tagged: global economy

Buying a Bigger Club

  As Russia infiltrates our online infrastructure and as China quietly buys up the Third World, America seeks to achieve invulnerability by creating a massive military force. That’s like a cave man shaping a...

What Now in World Trade?

What Now in World Trade?

  Trump’s tariff war on America’s longtime trading partners leaves the global market in a state of flux. What do you think will happen now? There is retaliation of course, and there will probably...

South China Sea Drama

South China Sea Drama

  What is China up to now? Why risk armed conflict with America by militarizing the South China Sea? It seems surprisingly counter-productive. For decades the Chinese have stealthily bought up the globe. They...

America Goes Rogue

America Goes Rogue

  In this pay-to-play era of American foreign policy, where other nations apparently gain favor with  the president by contributing to his private businesses, I am intrigued by the Trump administration’s random acts of...

IBM Watson for President?

IBM Watson for President?

Reading the most recent comments by Billy and LogicFish, I got to thinking about the impact artificial intelligence might have on society, and wondering whether it could revolutionize the way we are governed. I...

Walling off America

Walling off America

Trump is forging ahead with plans for a wall to keep out Mexicans, examining prototypes and seeking funds from Congress for the project. (I know, he promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but...

Like a Bull in a China Shop

Like a Bull in a China Shop

Steelworkers union President Leo Gerard was on TV recently praising Trump for imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum. He said it would punish China for cheating on trade agreements. Does the head of one of the...

What the Rich Really Want

What the Rich Really Want

  As the Republicans who control Congress prepare to launch yet another attack on the less fortunate in America, you might be asking yourself what drives them. Now that they’ve looted our  nation’s Treasury to...

When Looters are in Charge

When Looters are in Charge

I wonder if all those Americans who put Trump and his minions in charge of the country feel some sense of guilt? Do they now regret their spitefulness? So they tipped over the apple...