Book Report: Economix by Michael Goodwin

Looking for a primer on economics that’s not all addled economics gobbledy-gook that reads like Milton Friedman and puts you to sleep? Well, this graphic text book might be what you want if you want to understand socialism and capitalism and communism and any of the other ism trends. Mr….

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Remember When The USMCA Was The Be All And End All Of Trade Agreements?

One of the hallmarks of the great negotiators regime was supposedly the new USMCA (United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement)…the perfect free trade agreement. And a vital agreement replacing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) that was so unfair to the United States…and allowed Mexico and Canada…to take advantage of us. The USMCA…

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Trump Could Offer Tariff Relief Right Now!

One method of supporting American manufacturing…particularly those firms using imported components…would be for President Donald Trump to lift the tariffs he imposed. It wouldn’t take overcoming objections from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. It wouldn’t take any arm twisting of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It wouldn’t require Senator…

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Fed Is Wasting Their Time.

The Federal Reserve cut their rate by 50 basis points today…the goal is to boost confidence in the US economy. Well it isn’t going to have much effect on the stock market and it’s a waste of time if they want to spur economic activity. Usually the Fed lowers rates…

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Progress On Drug Prices: But We Are Doing It Bass Ackwards

The Trump regime is moving forward with regulations to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for Americans. But instead of taking the bull by the horns, they are willing to play games with importing drugs from other countries. I mean, just negotiate drug prices for crying out loud. Or limit…

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USDA Removes Wakanda As Free Trade Partner!

A little comic relief today. But the USDA website apparently included Wakanda as a free trade partner. You know, Wakanda, the fictional home of Marvel Comics super hero Black Panther! Wakanda’s free trade agreement with the United States wasn’t forever. Until Wednesday afternoon, the fictional country from the popular 2018…

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Poor Ideas In Public Safety: Foxconn Edition

Yes, Foxconn is actually building some type of manufacturing facility in Racine County in Wisconsin. But they don’t seem to fully appreciate the building safety laws that we’ve all come to expect. What do I mean? Sprinkler systems in buildings. Something that we all take for granted in modern buildings….

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And then the president said this about Saudi Arabia:

P.S. after some assurances that the US would be immune from oil price fluctuations…gasoline was up a nickel already yesterday afternoon.

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Wisconsin GOP Touts Unratified USMCA Trade Pact

I mean what’s up with that? But in the past few days Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald praised the value of the USMC trade agreement to Wisconsin farmers. Well it isn’t valuable yet…cause it hasn’t been ratified in Washington. And then State Senate Tom Tiffany praised its advantages in his…

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Costs: Tariffs OK, Minimum Wage OMG!

As we have seen all along…President Trump’s tariff driven trade war is creating havoc around the country. Small businesses are paying higher costs for essential raw supplies. Farmers have lost overseas markets for their agricultural products and are going out of business in record numbers. Consumers will start seeing price…

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