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Japan refuses to eliminate agricultural tariffs, and spikes the TPP (Take 2)

Posted October 13, 2014 by Ian Welsh

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement in in trouble, and one of the reasons is Japan has refused to eliminate agricultural tariffs.  Japan is entirely correct in this. Japan’s agriculture is not efficient: it costs more to grow food in Japan than it does in many other nations.  If Japan removed its tariffs, its agricultural [...]

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Why We Live In a Shitty Economy for Most People

Posted October 6, 2014 by Ian Welsh

This is the second collation of articles.  Some of these articles are old, as I don’t write as much as I used to about economics because the decision points for avoiding a completely lousy economy our now past.  The last decision points were passed when Barack Obama announced his economics team and refused to try [...]

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“Assholes of the Day!”

Posted June 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Two! Count ‘em, Two for the price of one! The Government announced the approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline yesterday, which means thousands of jobs and billions of dollars pumped into our economy …., and both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau came out against it! For playing politics, and jeopardizing the economic health of Canada, […]

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