Trump seems to want a smaller trade deficit, and increased net capital flows into the U.S. at the same time. But he can’t have both.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade
For Ludwig von Mises, international bureaucracies like the WTO devoted to enforcing "free trade" are not progress. They're simply another type of government planning.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
While much of the media remains focused on Trump and trade, the greatest threat to the Chinese economy may be reckoning with a massive financial bubble from within.
Beyond the issue of guns itself, there is another basic fallacy whenever there is a discussion over political solutions to a particular problem — a narrow focus on federal action.
At this point mal-investments and false market signals have been accumulating for many years. The effects can be seen not necessarily in a future "crash" but also in our current weak and declining levels of economic growth.
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