Our trade deficit with China rose. Why should you care?

The words “deficit” and “surplus” have emotional meanings beyond their rational meanings. “Deficit” has bad connotations, and a “surplus” generally is good. So when you see a headline saying the federal government’s deficit exceeds $2 trillion, you immediately worry. Similarly, when you learn China’s trade surplus with the United States has grown 7.1% (meaning our … Continue reading Our trade deficit with China rose. Why should you care?

In the World of President Bullfrog

History may remember President Bullfrog for his morals, modesty, mentality, mendacity, and money. Here are some of his most noteworthy dicta. “I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married.” “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her.” “You know, it doesn’t really matter what … Continue reading In the World of President Bullfrog

The secret of Trump’s 1/3

. It takes only two things to keep people in chains: The ignorance of the oppressed and the treachery of their leaders. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Normal people shake their heads in bewilderment when they see Donald Trump’s poll numbers. “How,” they ask, “could (approximately) 1/3 of Americans still approve of Trump’s minimal “accomplishments” and outrageous actions? Ask … Continue reading The secret of Trump’s 1/3

The Looting of America. Why Republicans ride several tigers at once

Twitter: @rodgermitchell; Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell It takes only two things to keep people in chains: The ignorance of the oppressed and the treachery of their leaders. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. As you might imagine, riding a tiger is not for the fainthearted. Tigers have been known to eat people. So why is the Republican party riding … Continue reading The Looting of America. Why Republicans ride several tigers at once