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Fosun has a strategy to help everyone live until 121 years old: Technology Headline in South China Morning Post The 90 day “truce” agreed to in the G20 dinner between Presidents Trump and Xi is certainly a plus. The world has been spared, at least for the moment, an acceleration of a destructive trade war between the world’s two largest economies....
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Will Economic Sanity Prevail?

If there is a deal , it will be on Trump’s terms, not on Wall Street’s terms…Trump has done an amazing job. He doesn’t need the help of Wall Street, he doesn’t need the help of Goldman Sachs. The mission of these unregistered foreign agents , that’s what they are, is to pressure into some kind of a deal. Peter...
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Last Week’s Stock Market Crash – An Advance Warning

The premises of this war {over} the huge bilateral trade deficit with China are very peculiar. The presumption is that the U.S. is better and more efficient than any other country, and if we don’t export more than we import, China must be cheating. Any economist would say that premise is absurd. We live in a multilateral system. When...
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Taxes are Coming! Taxes are Coming!

Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China—but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive. Make your products in the United States instead of China. Start building new plants now. Exciting! Tweet by US President Donald Trump President Trump, on almost a daily basis, brags...
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American Constitution Trumped

Once upon a time Americans were very sensitive on the subject of taxation. They even dumped British tea into the Boston Harbor as a protest against British taxes. And the American constitution was written to give an elected Congress the primary power to impose taxes. But over the years, Congress has transferred its power to tax to the president, always...
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America The Bully

You f…g Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians? Richard Meddings, Standard Chartered’s Finance Director, said in 2012 America under Donald Trump is emerging as the global bully. Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, the rest of the EU and for that matter, Mexico – they need to be...
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Hurt China — Is That Trump’s Real Goal?

I hope what I’m about to say turns out to be too pessimistic and very wrong. But as an alternative scenario it must be considered. Right now, the smart money says a trade war with China Is not going to happen. Accordingly, Trump is just bargaining for a China more open to American business and exports and an elimination of...
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Trump’s Favorite Advisors — Be Afraid

What really makes China so scary today is the fact that it has so many people, and it's also becoming an incredibly wealthy country so that our great fear is that China will turn into a giant Hong Kong. And if China has a per capita GNP that's anywhere near Hong Kong's GNP, it will be one formidable military...
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National Security – An Abused Term

That hereafter no State court or court of the United States shall admit Chinese to citizenship; and all laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. (Sec.14) From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 There are people who wish I wouldn’t refer to China as our enemy. But that’s exactly what they are. They have destroyed entire industries by utilizing...

US-China Relationship — The Primary 21st Century Concern

For at least the first half of the 21st century, the US-China relationship will be the number one concern for investors, statesmen, global militaries and indeed, humanity in general. Things are not going to be easy. The US and the world have to face a number of realities, some of which I’ve discussed in past blogs but are worth...
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