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  • How Tariffs Could Help Greece [View article]
    China and South Korea are two more with both tariff and non-tariff barriers.
    May 9, 2010. 04:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Tariffs Could Help Greece [View article]
    The United States operated under various protective tariffs during the 19th Century and the first quarter of the 20th:

    www.scribd.com/doc/613...

    Industry expanded throughout the United States during this period.
    May 7, 2010. 11:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Demographic Trends Mean America's Future Looks Bright [View article]
    "78 million boomers retiring in the next 15 years. A heavy % of consumers will be trending toward retirement without enough savings to fund their retirement(s)."
    The answer is simple. They won't be retiring. They'll work past normal retirement age, some well past it. Not all seniors are automatically in poor health - most will be capable of working to 70 or beyond. Whether or not this is a good thing depends on whether or not you're counting on boomers leaving the workforce as a source of job openings.
    Apr 28, 2010. 09:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Squatters: 4.4 Million and Counting [View article]
    It's football morality: "It's legal until the ref throws the flag."
    Apr 26, 2010. 03:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM Loan Repayment: Mischaracterization at Best, Lie at Worst [View article]
    "Strange conclusions. Ford has been punished as a result of all this crony capitalism - why should the government be choosing who wins and loses?"
    Perhaps because it's what's made companies like Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai what they are today?
    See below, p. 24:
    www.piie.com/publicati...
    If Toyota is the pinnacle of car companies, shouldn't we be doing what made them great - right down to a targeted government industrial policy, tariff and non-tariff barriers, restrictions on foreign stock ownership and cartelization of suppliers?
    Apr 25, 2010. 10:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM Loan Repayment: Mischaracterization at Best, Lie at Worst [View article]
    "...the profitable manufacturers that are meeting the public demand."
    Manufacturers that benefit from tariff and non-tariff barriers in their home markets, and have for decades now, which allows them to pay for product development done by non-Americans; who have their employee health care costs paid for by their respective governments. Imagine how much product development could be done by the American companies if Uncle Sam and Obi-Wan picked up their employee health care costs! It might help level the playing field.
    Apr 25, 2010. 09:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rail Traffic Recovery Continues [View article]
    To me, that's a good sign. Another one is when you start to see old, rusty cars being put back in service. When times are slow, they stick to the new, shiniest ones.
    Apr 25, 2010. 09:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM Loan Repayment: Mischaracterization at Best, Lie at Worst [View article]
    $6.7 billion is barely a Goldman Sachs quarterly bonus package - so why are we so upset at GM?
    Apr 23, 2010. 02:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Back to the Future: Homebuilders Snapping Up Land [View article]
    Hmmmm...interesting comment. Now, go back and substitute the word "gold" for every instance of the word "land" - God's not making any more of either one - and tell me whether or not your assertion still makes sense.
    Apr 21, 2010. 04:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • We Hold These Truths No Longer Self-Evident [View article]
    Be careful, there. Remember that the first white settlers of Australia were transported there by force and against their will, by the same House of Commons that produced Wilberforce.
    Apr 21, 2010. 04:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We Hold These Truths No Longer Self-Evident [View article]
    "Until they are forced to mark to reality, take their losses, reorganize under bankruptcy (which means KILLING off some very conflicted debt and share holders), be split apart and forced to deleverage, I see no significant hope that the massive amounts of capital being held back from any type of productive economic use in order to cover their unrealized losses will ever find a new and economically stimulative application."
    I agree - but won't that require government intervention? Do we need a Founding Father here, or the reincarnation of Andrew Jackson? Jackson might do better work here, as might Theodore Roosevelt.
    Apr 21, 2010. 04:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We Hold These Truths No Longer Self-Evident [View article]
    I think you overestimate the ability of the baby boomers to retire. I think most of them will be in the workforce until age 70 at least.
    Apr 21, 2010. 03:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We Hold These Truths No Longer Self-Evident [View article]
    "I don't know that the system we have is more capitalist than socialist any more."
    Compare it to the others - Canada, Germany, Japan....China.
    Now ask yourself, "Is our economy really doing worse than China's?"
    Apr 21, 2010. 03:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We Hold These Truths No Longer Self-Evident [View article]
    It just seems that they are.
    Apr 21, 2010. 03:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing and the End of Upward Mobility in the U.S. [View article]
    Explorer, you may very well be right. However, I see Japanese-style deflation in our future for the rest of this decade, at least. The Japanese government has spent money like water trying to reflate their economy, to no particular avail, yet neither has the yen dropped to zero. I see the US - and, likely, the UK - following Japan's course.
    Apr 19, 2010. 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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