miaminaples
member since 12/27/2018
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145 days ago

In Western countries, this has improved appreciably, but in China and India, they have yet to get a handle on waste management and air pollution. It's a big problem.

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145 days ago

The tax debate in the US is stuck in a time warp. They are discussing economic policy as it was in 1980 and not how it is today, especially in GOP circles. Today we have low inflation and interest rates, high margins and return on capital, way lower GDP growth, much higher industrial/corporate concentration, higher GINI, and higher deficits than we did pre-Reagan. It's a different world now with different needs. In the mid-20th century, demand-side stimulus held sway (with a major war in the middle). Supply side economics has been dominant since 1980.

At this moment, we are at an inflection point, which way will the pendulum swing? We'll probably end up moving more towards demand-side stimulus again, even if the GOP doesn't want it. Lower tax rates and lower interest rates has created excessively high deficits and weakened global supply chains because of a lack of capital expenditures. Companies find it more profitable to invest in financial gimmicks like stock buybacks over reinvesting it in production. It is getting to a crisis point; if there's a recession in the next few years, it could get very bad. It would likely signal though a sea change is fiscal and monetary policy.

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150 days ago

Right wing propaganda. Distribution of information has been completely commoditized. All news media as a result is now opinion and entertainment. That in part is what propelled Trump's rise.

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154 days ago

It was aliens.

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159 days ago

It's usually all about the economy. A president going into re-election during a recession usually loses his race.

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159 days ago

It's increasingly becoming more national and homogeneous, yet polarized with social media and 24 hour news cycles becoming more the reality. Tip O'Neill and the old school machine politicians wouldn't know how to handle the current environment.

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159 days ago

With the current occupant, it's "speak loudly and carry a small stick."

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159 days ago

LBJ took office on a runaway train with Vietnam. He got the blame for it, but it was really McGeorge Bundy and Dean Rusk's project. LBJ should have checked their influence. They were trying to check communism in too many spots and got stuck in Southeast Asia.

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159 days ago

Shallow and trite. Obama's movement didn't have a whole lot of substance and largely left much to be desired in terms of transformative policy impacts.

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159 days ago

The definition of the industrial age, when Germany ramped up its commercial and political machine under Bismarck. The next 100 years will be defined by data and electrons. Hard industry is on the way out. The first great power that realizes this will run the world for the foreseeable future.

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