Economy

Views & analyses on the economy by DrJLT
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Economy

Thirteen Things that May Happen under the Big-D Presidency

Under Biden & Harris, 13 major events and policies will likely be carried out in the next four years. They can be summarized as foreign wars and internal tur...

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Donald Trump will likely win despite trailing in polls, because Americans are more astute than given credit for

Donald Trump will win the 2020 US Presidential election because the American public know they have been, and are, taken for a ride by the political elites. T...

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Biden May Well Be Worse than Trump, but It Won't Matter

I rebuke the notion that a Biden presidency will be better than a second Trump term in any meaningful way: None of the three fundamental issues that we face ...

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Economy

A Proactive International Policy that Emphasizes Strong Ties with the People of the World: What China Could Do to Avoid Reacting to US Provocations

China can protect itself by not reacting to US aggression, which is also how it can best avoid a new Cold War. Instead, a proactive international policy that...

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Economy

76 Years After D-Day, History Shows that the USA Is as Flawed A Beacon of Democracy as the USSR was a Flawed Beacon for Socialism: It Needn't End the Same

Democracy has not been fully implemented in the USA, just like socialism was not correctly implemented in the USSR. Can protests after police killing of Geor...

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Economy

Materialism Underpins the Social Chasm that democrats* (small 'd') Are Protesting Against in the US and Around the World

Materialism deprives lives of purpose and robs us of our sense of community. The unrestrained pursuit of wealth and freedom above all else leads to division ...

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Economy

How Did President Trump Get Elected in 2016? Because People Voted with Their Hearts

Donald Trump won the 2016 election because he was loved by voters who are like him and who are enamored by his confidence and projection of competence. Trump...

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Economy

Class Bias in Liberal Media: You Are Not Like Them

Beyond demand- and supply-driven biases, I point to class bias in media: Simply being part of a class influences how journalists experience and perceive real...

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Economy

Overpopulation and Economic Growth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose More [Discussing the Climate Emergency, part 1]

We are addicted to economic growth and, by proxy, population growth. Both threat our own existence through pollution, unrestrained resource consumption, and ...

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Economy

The Gilded Recovery? Making Sense of the Quick Recovery of the US Stock Market

The US stock market recovered thanks to aggressive fiscal policies and loose monetary policies combined with a lack of opportunity elsewhere. In the mid-term...

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Economy

Why True Innovation Is Rare and Unevenly Distributed, and What We Can Do About It

True innovation remains a rare feat, and innovation is unevenly distributed and heavily skewed towards some economies. Dr Jiulin Teng points to five explanat...

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Economy

Exit Strategy for EU from the Lockdown---The Euro, Return to Keynesian, and Caution Against Neoliberalism and Nationalism

Euro is EU’s strongest asset in leading the recovery. Dr Jiulin Teng argues, however, that only a return to Keynesian economics, with an emphasis on innova...