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America Pulling Up the Welcome Mat

November 22, 2017
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America Pulling Up the Welcome Mat

Fewer foreign tourists and students are coming to America. And that is only the beginning.

Many people want to come to America. Most of the time, most of the people who come to America do so in a legal manner.

For China, ‘Iran is at the Center of Everything’

July 26, 2017
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For China, ‘Iran is at the Center of Everything’

The idea of ‘America First’ does not impress the world. It is giving other countries the chance to fill the gap left by President Trump’s bombast. For example, Trump is tearing up trade agreements. The rest of the world is

Made in America Week? There are No Maids in America. What?

July 24, 2017
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Made in America Week? There are No Maids in America. What?

There are three hundred and twenty-five million people in America. Donald Trump cannot find any of them to fill some jobs at his fancy resort in Florida.

Last week was “Made in America” week. The event is a celebration of …

Is President Trump Good For Business?

July 17, 2017
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Is President Trump Good For Business?

Most of what you read about President Trump and business is about trade and jobs. He wants trade agreements that favor America. He wants American companies to stay in the U.S. and not send jobs to other countries.

These ideas …

The meaning of the G20 meeting

America in the World

July 12, 2017
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America in the World

From the end of World War II to today, America and Europe have worked together as partners. The common enemy was Russia. But Russia was not the only reason for the alliance.

The nations shared many values. Free elections and …

President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

June 19, 2017
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President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

An emolument is a gift. The U.S. Constitution says:

                         “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from

Reality Meets Reality in Global Trading

May 26, 2017
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Reality Meets Reality in Global Trading

Harley-Davidson is the Harley Davidson of motorcycles. It is a symbol of America. It is a big motorcycle with the roar of a lion.

President Trump greeted executives of the company on the White House lawn in February. He said, …

Jobs are Now Looking for Workers

May 24, 2017
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Jobs are Now Looking for Workers

The state of Utah may be the face of the future. There is a shortage of workers for decent jobs.

The ‘unemployment rate’ is the percent of people who are looking for work. In Utah, it is about three percent. …

The Sanction Industry: North Korea, Cuba and the USA

May 17, 2017
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The Sanction Industry: North Korea, Cuba and the USA

What do Kim Jong-un of North Korea, Raul Castro of Cuba and President Donald Trump all have in common? All share the view that free markets and free trade threaten their regimes.

For years other governments have placed sanctions on …

China is Taking Over World Trade – America is Falling Back

May 15, 2017
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China is Taking Over World Trade – America is Falling Back

China has staked a claim. It wants to be the world’s economic superpower. It is proclaiming that global trade is the wave of the future. It is constructing rail lines and tunnels around the world.

It calls its program “One …

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