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Category Archives: World Trade

Mapping The Foreign Trade Debate – Where Do ‘You’ Belong?

Via FFWiley.com, Worried that recent U.S.–China trade dialog sounds like a Mayweather–McGregor promotional tour? Concerned that we might be headed for a repeat of the Great Depression era’s race-to-the-bottom tariff wars? Or, maybe you’re relieved that diplomats are no longer being diplomatic? Maybe you think it’s about time Washington stood up for American jobs? However […]

Global Stocks Hit Another Record High, Ignore Slowing Chinese Trade

Following a sleepy overnight session, US futures are flat as are markets in Europe, while Asian stocks rose despite overnight trade data from China which unexpectedly missed across the board. As reported last night, Chinese export growth was the slowest since February while Import growth the weakest since Dec 2016, as both missed consensus estimtes. […]

Dr.Copper’s False Hope – “We’ve Seen All This Before, Too Many Times”

Copper prices surged to the highest levels since May 2015 in the last few days, prompting the ubiquitous "must mean the economy is doing well" narrative from every hope-fuelled reflationist. There's just one problem, we’ve seen all this before too many times. The most recent spike in copper prices has been explained by the news […]

Special Prosecutor Mueller Is a Political Hack

The New York Times characterizes special prosecutor Robert Mueller as being independent and fair: Robert S. Mueller III managed in a dozen years as F.B.I. director to stay above the partisan fray, carefully cultivating a rare reputation for independence and fairness. Let’s fact-check the Times … Anthrax Frame-Up Mueller presided over the incredibly flawed anthrax […]

NSA Whistleblower Accuses Agency Of “Mass Electronic Surveillance”

While former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was burnishing his credentials as a master of the corporate turnaround during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, US intelligence agencies were testing out their capabilities for mass electronic surveillance according to a recent Associated Press report. Ex-NSA spy Thomas Drake has alleged as much in a […]

Federal Bureaucrats To The Public: Be Afraid!

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, States have always thrived on the fear of the taxpayers, and states have always justified their existence in part on the idea that without the state, we'd all be overrun by barbarians, or murdered by our neighbors. Charles Tilly, a historian of the state, frequently noted that […]

Iran’s Shockingly Honest Reaction To Trump’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org, While Donald Trump was in Riyadh, raving incessantly about the over-hyped Iran threat, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif was trolling America’s foreign policy establishment. He advised Trump to discuss with Saudi Arabia how to avoid another 9/11 atrocity rather than making baseless claims against Iran. Zarif said: “[Trump] must […]

Worried About ‘WannaCry’? You Should Have Listened To Julian Assange

Authored by Adam Currie via TheDuran.com, A widespread computer virus attack known as ‘WannaCry’ has been compromising computers with obsolete operating systems across the world. This should be the opening sentence of just about every article on this subject, but unfortunately it is not. The virus does not attack modern computer operating systems, it is designed […]

China’s Plan To Subvert The Global Dollar Standard

Authored by Alasdair Macleod via The Mises Institute, If nothing else, the Chinese have a sense of history and destiny. They have had a glorious past, stretching back millennia, and once controlled most of the Asian heartland in the days of Genghis and Kublai Khan. But even then, China was essentially inward-looking, protecting her own […]

Trump Signs Order Granting Steel Import Sanctions On “National Security” Grounds

At noon, Donald Trump will sign an executive order calling for a probe whether imports of foreign-made steel are hurting U.S. national security. The order will revive a decades-old, rarely used law to explore imposing new barriers on steel imports, in this case aimed loosely at China. Trump will sign the memorandum related to section […]