USA number one in economic competitiveness for the first time in ten years

The United States is the top ranking country in the World Economic Forum 2018 competitiveness rankings. The USA has not been number one in competitiveness since 2008.

At the heart of the competitiveness agenda is the recognition that economic growth is a core driver of human development. There is overwhelming evidence that growth has been the most effective way to lift people out of poverty and improve their quality of life. The importance and policy relevance of growth has been re-affirmed through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 8 calls for “sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth” and sets an ambitious target of 7% growth for least-developed countries.

After a lost decade, economic recovery is well underway, with the global economy projected to grow almost 4% in 2018 and 2019.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is disrupting economies and societies by redefining the way we work, live and interact with each other. The 4IR offers the potential to leapfrog stages of development—but it also makes the pathway to development less certain, notably for emerging economies betting on industrialization and the demographic dividend.

Major economic challenges need long-term solutions, but short-termism prevails in governments, administrations and corporations around the world. The new GCI 4.0 provides a much-needed compass for policy-makers and other stakeholders to bridge this chasm. It offers guidance on what matters for long-term growth. It can inform policy debates and help shape economic strategies and monitor progress.

The results demonstrate a strong correlation between competitiveness and income level. High-income economies make up the entire top 20. Conversely, only three non-high-income economies feature in the top 40: Malaysia (25th), China (28th), and Thailand (38th). While the GCI 4.0 is not a proxy for current income, the index assesses the ability of economies to sustain growth over time. It therefore holds some predictive power. In Figure 1, economies that land relatively far above the trend line may have difficulty sustaining their current level of income without improving their competitiveness. Most of these outlying countries are mineral resource-rich. Qatar, Brunei Darussalam, Kuwait, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela are the most striking examples. For example, despite having a similar level of income as Chile, Venezuela’s GCI score is almost 30 points lower. Similarly, the lowest-ranked high-income country, Argentina, lags almost 20 points behind Malaysia and China.

Malaysia (74.4, 25th) and China (72.6, 28th) are less than 30 points to the competitiveness frontier (the highest score on the GCI) and on par with many advanced economies. The largest ASEAN economies—Indonesia, the Philippines, Viet Nam and Thailand—as well as Brunei Darussalam are 40 points or less to the frontier. Finally, Mongolia (52.7, 99th), Cambodia (50.2, 110th) and Lao PDR (49.3, 112th) are only halfway to the frontier, reflecting major weaknesses that threaten sustained growth.

458 thoughts on “USA number one in economic competitiveness for the first time in ten years”

  1. Now I agree with you! If we can keep pointing out things President Trump has not completed YET, we can keep our heads buried in the sand and hope America does NOT become great again. As a matter of fact if we can point out every problem we have instead of the ones we are overcoming then maybe we can get Americans to succeed from the union and join China.

  2. You are right. He forced Mexico to pay for the wall that has been now completed. He forced Iran back to the renegotiation table and he stopped China` s growth . Without adding an 1% of debt kudos Drumpie

  3. US grows 2.8% this year adding massive amounts of debt China grows 6.7% this year adding no debt Brain ashed!

  4. To be jnoted that “aculty member Steven Strauss at the Harvard Kennedy School, has raised an additional concern, pointing out that many of the WEF’s strategic partners (who in return for financing the annual meeting have the ability to set the intellectual agenda for the meeting) have been convicted of serious criminal, civil, or human rights violations, raising significant issues about the forum’s legitimacy as a neutral convener on certain topics.[76

  5. The WEF said it was too early to factor in how the Trump administration’s recent trade policies would affect its ranking. “While it is too early for the data to filter through in this year’s report, we would expect trade tensions with China and other trading partners to have a negative impact on the US’ competitiveness in the future, were they to continue,” Saadia Zahidi, the managing director at the World Economic Forum, said. “Open economies are more competitive.” – But nice try #MAGAts below…at least we “uneducated idiots” read the reports themselves rather than just the shameless Trumpian circle-jerk blogs and their headlines.

  6. It’s also super cute when the ‘uneducated idiots’ are the ones that actually reads past the clickbait headlines and into the WEC’s report itself where you’ll find this nugget that is conveniently missing from the Trump jerk-off sessions: – “The WEF said it was too early to factor in how the Trump administration’s recent trade policies would affect its ranking. “While it is too early for the data to filter through in this year’s report, we would expect trade tensions with China and other trading partners to have a negative impact on the US’ competitiveness in the future, were they to continue,” Saadia Zahidi, the managing director at the World Economic Forum, said. “Open economies are more competitive.” – But nice try #MAGAts

  7. The WEF said it was too early to factor in how the Trump administration’s recent trade policies would affect its ranking.“While it is too early for the data to filter through in this year’s report we would expect trade tensions with China and other trading partners to have a negative impact on the US’ competitiveness in the future were they to continue” Saadia Zahidi the managing director at the World Economic Forum” said.“Open economies are more competitive.”-But nice try #MAGAts below…at least we “”uneducated idiots”””” read the reports themselves rather than just the shameless Trumpian circle-jerk blogs and their headlines.”””””””

  8. It’s also super cute when the ‘uneducated idiots’ are the ones that actually reads past the clickbait headlines and into the WEC’s report itself where you’ll find this nugget that is conveniently missing from the Trump jerk-off sessions:-The WEF said it was too early to factor in how the Trump administration’s recent trade policies would affect its ranking.“While it is too early for the data to filter through in this year’s report we would expect trade tensions with China and other trading partners to have a negative impact on the US’ competitiveness in the future were they to continue” Saadia Zahidi the managing director at the World Economic Forum” said.“Open economies are more competitive.”-But nice try #MAGAts”””

  9. I am having a hard time hating President Trump. Because he IS making America Great Again. I wish I could keep my head buried in the sand like some uneducated idiot ignoring the reality of his successful policies.

  10. US grows 4% this year ? But how much of these 4% is inflation in disguise ? Official figures are not , they are made up. (in most country)

  11. Just the usual economic dogmatic statements attenuated by little phrases “were they to continue”. Trump is not against free trade, but want trade deals to be fair and more balanced. Free trade is a theoretical concept, in practice lot’s of decisions that directly or indirectly impact trade between countries, so it is rarely “free”, there is always interference. The economists are negating that a lot of outcome is determined by negotations (the human element). It seems that they assume that every side is equally competent. No expert would have negotiated with North Korea like trump did, yet they achieved nothing and Trump outcome was stop of missile launches and underground nuclear tests.

  12. The federal deficit ballooned to $779 billion in the just-ended fiscal year — a remarkable tide of red ink for a country not mired in recession or war…” -October 17, 2018

  13. Well yeah…but if any of these educated MAGAts chose to spend a few seconds looking into who funds the Davos World Economic Forum they might, well, retreat back into their reptile skins. Why do research? After all, science is for fools with a political agenda…

  14. US grows 4% this year and China’s real grows will be less than 6 % by the time it gives up and submits to Trump. Even then 6% grows of China’s economy is maintained at the price of hundreds of billions of dollars infusions to stimulate grows by the Chinese government at the expense of rising debt.

  15. US grows 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} this year ? But how much of these 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} is inflation in disguise ? Official figures are not they are made up. (in most country)

  16. Just the usual economic dogmatic statements attenuated by little phrases were they to continue””. Trump is not against free trade”” but want trade deals to be fair and more balanced. Free trade is a theoretical concept in practice lot’s of decisions that directly or indirectly impact trade between countries”” so it is rarely “”””free”””””” there is always interference. The economists are negating that a lot of outcome is determined by negotations (the human element). It seems that they assume that every side is equally competent.No expert would have negotiated with North Korea like trump did”” yet they achieved nothing and Trump outcome was stop of missile launches and underground nuclear tests.”””

  17. The federal deficit ballooned to $779 billion in the just-ended fiscal year — a remarkable tide of red ink for a country not mired in recession or war…”” -October 17″””” 2018″””””””

  18. Well yeah…but if any of these educated MAGAts chose to spend a few seconds looking into who funds the Davos World Economic Forum they might well retreat back into their reptile skins. Why do research? After all science is for fools with a political agenda…

  19. US grows 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} this year and China’s real grows will be less than 6 {22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} by the time it gives up and submits to Trump. Even then 6{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} grows of China’s economy is maintained at the price of hundreds of billions of dollars infusions to stimulate grows by the Chinese government at the expense of rising debt.

  20. No its not Debt is neither good or bad Debt just means that money is spent, money represents resources China has debt because they are building things, high speed rail, investing in silicon, investing in quantum computing, investing in AI The US has debt primarily because of the military, Social welfare, criminal justice, healthcare, corruption China’s debt is healthy, the US’s debt is not Wealth increases when resources are spent and they end up generating more resources in the future AKA GDP growth, production growth A piece of iron could be turned into a pickaxe that would be used to mine more iron in the future. Or a piece of iron could be turned into a helmet for a war that never happened. The resources spent by China today will result in more resources tomorrow The resources spent by the US today will result in no increase

  21. Where is your math coming from? 2018 Q1 = 2.2% 2018 Q2 = 4.2% 2018 Q3 = 3.2% – predicted There is no way that Q4 is going to be high enough so that the yearly growth averages to 4% And this is WITH massive tax cuts that are unsustainable Look at the Federal deficit, now do the math Senators are already talking about cutting medicare and social security. The moment they do this GDP growth will be sub 2% The US is doomed, the reality is that americans are living pay check to pay check all of them with maxed out credit cards and mortages. The government has maxed out its own credit card. At some point the spending will have to stop, and that’s when americans start rioting and looting it will be Ferguson times 10 China’s government has low debt, China’s corporations have debt but that’s because they are building infrastructure, building labs, building factories etc… China has healthy debt, they aren’t spending billions on dumb wars, billion dollar corruption projects like the San Fran Bridge, Big Dig, NYC subway they aren’t spending billions on a broken healthcare system, and they aren’t paying a bunch of people on the welfare to prison pipeline

  22. No its not There are 2 GDP numbers GDP Growth and Real Gdp Growth (inflation adjusted) GDP growth is always around 2% higher than real GDP growth Straight from investopedia >The main difference between nominal and real values is that real values are adjusted for inflation, while nominal values are not. As a result, nominal GDP will often appear higher than real GDP. … Values for real GDP are adjusted for differences in prices levels, while figures for nominal GDP are not.

  23. China’s debt/GDP ratio is likely to grow 40% this year alone. China is a debt machine. It’s mostly internalized but that does not mean that it’s not problematic.

  24. The numbers cited are “real” GDP so as to compare apples to apples. Nominal growth this year is likely closer to 7%. If we were comparing nominal GDP, Venezuela would be crushing the rest of the world with 1,000%+ growth.

  25. No its notDebt is neither good or badDebt just means that money is spent money represents resourcesChina has debt because they are building things high speed rail investing in silicon investing in quantum computing investing in AI The US has debt primarily because of the military Social welfare criminal justice healthcare corruptionChina’s debt is healthy the US’s debt is not Wealth increases when resources are spent and they end up generating more resources in the future AKA GDP growth production growth A piece of iron could be turned into a pickaxe that would be used to mine more iron in the future. Or a piece of iron could be turned into a helmet for a war that never happened. The resources spent by China today will result in more resources tomorrow The resources spent by the US today will result in no increase

  26. Where is your math coming from? 2018 Q1 = 2.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}2018 Q2 = 4.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}2018 Q3 = 3.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – predictedThere is no way that Q4 is going to be high enough so that the yearly growth averages to 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}And this is WITH massive tax cuts that are unsustainable Look at the Federal deficit now do the math Senators are already talking about cutting medicare and social security. The moment they do this GDP growth will be sub 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}The US is doomed the reality is that americans are living pay check to pay check all of them with maxed out credit cards and mortages. The government has maxed out its own credit card. At some point the spending will have to stop and that’s when americans start rioting and looting it will be Ferguson times 10China’s government has low debt China’s corporations have debt but that’s because they are building infrastructure building labs building factories etc… China has healthy debt they aren’t spending billions on dumb wars billion dollar corruption projects like the San Fran Bridge Big Dig NYC subway they aren’t spending billions on a broken healthcare system and they aren’t paying a bunch of people on the welfare to prison pipeline

  27. No its notThere are 2 GDP numbersGDP Growth and Real Gdp Growth (inflation adjusted)GDP growth is always around 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} higher than real GDP growthStraight from investopedia>The main difference between nominal and real values is that real values are adjusted for inflation while nominal values are not. As a result nominal GDP will often appear higher than real GDP. … Values for real GDP are adjusted for differences in prices levels while figures for nominal GDP are not.

  28. China’s debt/GDP ratio is likely to grow 40{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} this year alone. China is a debt machine. It’s mostly internalized but that does not mean that it’s not problematic.

  29. The numbers cited are real”” GDP so as to compare apples to apples. Nominal growth this year is likely closer to 7{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}. If we were comparing nominal GDP”” Venezuela would be crushing the rest of the world with 1″”000{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}+ growth.”””

  30. Didn’t Obama start with a recession due to Bush’s policies? To the extent that the state of the economy can be attributed to government policies, you need to look at the policies of a few years earlier.

  31. Anyone see the news yesterday? From Bloomberg: China’s local governments may have accumulated 40 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) of off-balance sheet debt, or even more, suggesting further defaults are in store, according to S&P Global Ratings. “The potential amount of debt is an iceberg with titanic credit risks,” S&P credit analysts led by Gloria Lu wrote in a report Tuesday. Much of the build-up relates to local government financing vehicles, which don’t necessarily mean local governments themselves are on the hook for paying off the obligations.

  32. Didn’t Obama start with a recession due to Bush’s policies?To the extent that the state of the economy can be attributed to government policies you need to look at the policies of a few years earlier.

  33. Anyone see the news yesterday?From Bloomberg: China’s local governments may have accumulated 40 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) of off-balance sheet debt or even more suggesting further defaults are in store according to S&P Global Ratings.“The potential amount of debt is an iceberg with titanic credit risks” S&P credit analysts led by Gloria Lu wrote in a report Tuesday. Much of the build-up relates to local government financing vehicles which don’t necessarily mean local governments themselves are on the hook for paying off the obligations.”

  34. If a country spends money to build a bridge creating debt, if nobody uses the bridge its bad debt if the bridge is at max capacity and many people using it and they save time then it is good debt” How about ghost cities? Oh, Brian and others gave us the BS spin that ghost cities were simply the way Chinese do development. They build the buildings — unfinished inside — and people buy their units and finish the inside construction. Except the same ghost cities that were there as long as 8 years ago are (gasp!) STILL ghost cities. Rotting away, too. Which makes them pretty worthless. Nobody is using that bridge, for sure. But the debt still needs to be paid that accumulated from building it. This is called ‘malinvestments’ whether it is a bridge or an entire city.

  35. Watch Wu Mau Godfree call this all a pack of lies (it isn’t). Even worse is the tally the SOEs have accumulated. And SOE debt is basically government debt, as the SOEs are government entities.

  36. …The 4IR offers the potential to leapfrog stages of development—but it also makes the pathway to development less certain, notably for emerging economies betting on industrialization and the demographic dividend.” Translation: In the new global automated economy, the winners will be those with the best robots who can serve all their domestic needs, not countries who can develop a marketable specialism in exporting goods. And even if they did specialize, they would still have to move production as close as possible to the target market, ideally co-locate it there. China is now slipping into anti-Reform China, as well. Or, Mao 2.0. That is why they are #13 on this list. So, worldwide international trade of manufactured products characterized by deep and long supply chain networks will shrivel up. This means nations that overly depend upon exports right now for their economies are in for a rougher time in adjustment than those who have net deficits of goods like the US does. (There is no real trade deficit for the US, btw. Every $1 that is spent on stuff imported in is balanced by the sale of investment vehicles paid by money coming back in. In fact, there is a net surplus when you look at it this way.) The only thing the robo ships will be shipping will be refined raw materials mostly.

  37. A good investment tends to increase your future resources In the example of a bridge, by building the bridge you are saving people time so after the bridge is built in the future your country has more manpower to spend in the future. Your investment is the time and resources needed to build the bridge

  38. Economics is far more complicated than debt bad, no debt good. What matters is what the debt is being used for. If a country spends money to build a bridge creating debt, if nobody uses the bridge its bad debt if the bridge is at max capacity and many people using it and they save time then it is good debt Risk is not inherently bad either, building a bridge contains risk, the bridge could collapse. There is a possibility that the bridge could go unused. If the bridge is successful, GDP increases and the government collects more tax revenue and the debt gets paid off. The debt represents all the raw material like iron and labor that was used to build the bridge There are some investments that are almost always bad, like building a statue using the iron and labor instead or using the iron and labor to build fighter planes that never see battle

  39. 2018 Q3 = 3.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – predicted “”No”” more like 3.9{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} predicted. And these things are always revised upwards months after the quarter ends”” too.””””There is no way that Q4 is going to be high enough so that the yearly growth averages to 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}””””Funny. Same sources said there was no way GDP growth would be higher than 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} — that was the new ‘normal'”””” as per Obama lackies.””””And this is WITH massive tax cuts that are unsustainable “”””Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually”””” all Congress has to do is stop the GROWTH of the rate of spending and freeze it for a few years to bring the budget into balance. Tax receipts pouring in are the largest ever recorded.””””now do the math Senators are already talking about cutting medicare and social security. “”””No they aren’t. And what does that have to do with the tax cuts on INCOME TAXES? Nothing. Those senators are talking about the ENTITLEMENTS BUDGET”” not the discretionary one that income tax revenues go into. Unless you are claiming that the GOP instituted MASSIVE cuts in our payroll taxes? If so why didn’t I see it in my paycheck? Answer: the media who spin this are counting on the average American not knowing the difference between the entitlements budget and discretionary so they can be manipulated into believing that INCOME TAX cuts somehow means a deficit in the entitlements budget when in fact that is not the case at all. We have a deficit in the entitlements budget because of demographics”” not the GOP.So far I have exposed how you got two of your facts completely wrong. Stop reading libtard news sources.”””

  40. If a country spends money to build a bridge creating debt” if nobody uses the bridge its bad debt if the bridge is at max capacity and many people using it and they save time then it is good debt””How about ghost cities?Oh”” Brian and others gave us the BS spin that ghost cities were simply the way Chinese do development. They build the buildings — unfinished inside — and people buy their units and finish the inside construction. Except the same ghost cities that were there as long as 8 years ago are (gasp!) STILL ghost cities. Rotting away too. Which makes them pretty worthless.Nobody is using that bridge”” for sure. But the debt still needs to be paid that accumulated from building it. This is called ‘malinvestments’ whether it is a bridge or an entire city.”””

  41. Watch Wu Mau Godfree call this all a pack of lies (it isn’t). Even worse is the tally the SOEs have accumulated. And SOE debt is basically government debt as the SOEs are government entities.

  42. …The 4IR offers the potential to leapfrog stages of development—but it also makes the pathway to development less certain” notably for emerging economies betting on industrialization and the demographic dividend.””Translation: In the new global automated economy”” the winners will be those with the best robots who can serveall their domestic needs not countries who can develop a marketable specialism in exporting goods.And even if they did specialize they would still have to move production as close as possible to thetarget market ideally co-locate it there.China is now slipping into anti-Reform China as well. Or Mao 2.0. That is why they are #13 on this list.So worldwide international trade of manufactured products characterized by deep and long supply chain networks will shrivel up. This means nations that overly depend upon exports right now for their economies are in for a rougher time in adjustment than those who have net deficits of goods like the US does. (There is no real trade deficit for the US btw. Every $1 that is spent on stuff imported in is balanced by the sale of investment vehicles paid by money coming back in. In fact”” there is a net surplus when you look at it this way.)The only thing the robo ships will be shipping will be refined raw materials mostly.”””””””

  43. Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-10-17/china-may-have-5-8-trillion-hidden-debt-s-p-says-video

  44. A good investment tends to increase your future resourcesIn the example of a bridge by building the bridge you are saving people time so after the bridge is built in the future your country has more manpower to spend in the future. Your investment is the time and resources needed to build the bridge

  45. Economics is far more complicated than debt bad no debt good. What matters is what the debt is being used for. If a country spends money to build a bridge creating debt if nobody uses the bridge its bad debt if the bridge is at max capacity and many people using it and they save time then it is good debtRisk is not inherently bad either building a bridge contains risk the bridge could collapse. There is a possibility that the bridge could go unused. If the bridge is successful GDP increases and the government collects more tax revenue and the debt gets paid off. The debt represents all the raw material like iron and labor that was used to build the bridge There are some investments that are almost always bad like building a statue using the iron and labor instead or using the iron and labor to build fighter planes that never see battle

  46. I already debunked you 3 times regarding ghost cities Google maps the following areas, switch to satellite view Ordos Kangbashi New Area No.5 Elementary School, Minfu Road, Ejin Horo, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China switch to satellite view and scroll around, there are literally cars everywhere Now zoom out and Zoom into other areas, there are plenty of cars Its really funny Warren, since every year you keep backpedaling on china and moving your goal posts —————————– Meanwhile lets look at the US mal investments, healthcare all of the government money is being siphoned into the pockets of doctors and health insurance companies. social security all of this money is going into the pockets of people permanently on welfare Military – the vast bulk of this money is being used to build equipment that will never be used, to pay for overseas military bases, and to bomb 3rd world countries Interest – this money is going into the pockets of bond investors As you can see all of the US investments are costs rather than investments, none of them will increase the amount of resources or technology in the future China is the opposite all of your debts are investments Meanwhile your infrastructure is crumbling your masters and PHD level scientists and engineers are all foreigners Your justice system, your prison system is overcrowded so overcrowded that people with multiple assaults are walking around freely never serving a single day in jail Multiple states are literally threatening to secede Political violence occurs every week You are delusional if you think the US is not on the decline, whites are going extinct and being replaced by low iq Hispanics Republicans will lose 2020 or 2024 due to demographics, whites not reproducing, illegal aliens voting and outbreeding and at that point the borders will be open and millions of Syrian and somali refugees will all ahead to America

  47. It makes them more than worthless. I’ve been working in CRE for fourteen years now. I’ve worked deals and development on everything from little strip malls to giant high rises. They are all the same: without constant upkeep they become money pits quickly. Many of those “ghost” buildings will cost as much to put into service as they did to build initially. Many will have to be demolished entirely.

  48. Exactly. And even better: Stormy lost her case. AND the judge ordered her to pay all of Trump’s legal expenses. So all those libtards who donated to her GoFundMe legal fund now get to see their money go to pay off Trump’s legal bills. Then there is the backlash on the whole 1/1024 Cherokee Blood Pocahontas Warren just set off. Then there is Beto being told by Dem party hacks that he’s a) already lost the race in Texas and b) to give his $38 million war chest from Soros to other Democrats around the country who are in more competitive races and could put the money to better use. Beto told them all to go to hell. If Dems can’t do progressive redistribution of wealth amongst themselves, why should their core base believe that they will do so on ‘the rich’ if they get power? Hahahahahahah. I mean, it just keeps getting better and better! Blue Wave my âss…

  49. 2018 Q3 = 3.2% – predicted ” No, more like 3.9% predicted. And these things are always revised upwards months after the quarter ends, too. “There is no way that Q4 is going to be high enough so that the yearly growth averages to 4%” Funny. Same sources said there was no way GDP growth would be higher than 2% — that was the new ‘normal’, as per Obama lackies. “And this is WITH massive tax cuts that are unsustainable ” Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually, all Congress has to do is stop the GROWTH of the rate of spending and freeze it for a few years to bring the budget into balance. Tax receipts pouring in are the largest ever recorded. “now do the math Senators are already talking about cutting medicare and social security. ” No they aren’t. And what does that have to do with the tax cuts on INCOME TAXES? Nothing. Those senators are talking about the ENTITLEMENTS BUDGET, not the discretionary one that income tax revenues go into. Unless you are claiming that the GOP instituted MASSIVE cuts in our payroll taxes? If so, why didn’t I see it in my paycheck? Answer: the media who spin this are counting on the average American not knowing the difference between the entitlements budget and discretionary, so they can be manipulated into believing that INCOME TAX cuts somehow means a deficit in the entitlements budget, when in fact that is not the case at all. We have a deficit in the entitlements budget because of demographics, not the GOP. So far I have exposed how you got two of your facts completely wrong. Stop reading libtard news sources.

  50. I should have said 1″000{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}+””. It’s honestly hard to keep track of Venezuela.”””

  51. I already debunked you 3 times regarding ghost citiesGoogle maps the following areas switch to satellite viewOrdos Kangbashi New Area No.5 Elementary School Minfu Road Ejin Horo Ordos Inner Mongolia Chinaswitch to satellite view and scroll around there are literally cars everywhereNow zoom out and Zoom into other areas there are plenty of cars Its really funny Warren since every year you keep backpedaling on china and moving your goal posts —————————–Meanwhile lets look at the US mal investments healthcare all of the government money is being siphoned into the pockets of doctors and health insurance companies. social security all of this money is going into the pockets of people permanently on welfare Military – the vast bulk of this money is being used to build equipment that will never be used to pay for overseas military bases and to bomb 3rd world countries Interest – this money is going into the pockets of bond investors As you can see all of the US investments are costs rather than investments none of them will increase the amount of resources or technology in the futureChina is the opposite all of your debts are investments Meanwhile your infrastructure is crumblingyour masters and PHD level scientists and engineers are all foreignersYour justice system your prison system is overcrowded so overcrowded that people with multiple assaults are walking around freely never serving a single day in jail Multiple states are literally threatening to secedePolitical violence occurs every week You are delusional if you think the US is not on the decline whites are going extinct and being replaced by low iq Hispanics Republicans will lose 2020 or 2024 due to demographics whites not reproducing illegal aliens voting and outbreeding and at that point the borders will be open and millions of Syrian and somali refugees will all ahead to America

  52. It makes them more than worthless. I’ve been working in CRE for fourteen years now. I’ve worked deals and development on everything from little strip malls to giant high rises. They are all the same: without constant upkeep they become money pits quickly. Many of those ghost”” buildings will cost as much to put into service as they did to build initially. Many will have to be demolished entirely.”””

  53. Exactly.And even better: Stormy lost her case. AND the judge ordered her to pay all of Trump’s legal expenses.So all those libtards who donated to her GoFundMe legal fund now get to see their money go to pay off Trump’s legal bills. Then there is the backlash on the whole 1/1024 Cherokee Blood Pocahontas Warren just set off.Then there is Beto being told by Dem party hacks that he’s a) already lost the race in Texas and b) to give his $38 million war chest from Soros to other Democrats around the country who are in more competitive races and could put the money to better use. Beto told them all to go to hell. If Dems can’t do progressive redistribution of wealth amongst themselves why should their core base believe that they will do so on ‘the rich’ if they get power? Hahahahahahah.I mean it just keeps getting better and better! Blue Wave my âss…”

  54. If US wants to be top dog in next decades, there’s only one way to not lose current position to China Invite at least 8-10 million young people anually, mainly from India and other developing countries. Increase population by at least 10 million new, smart, medium to high IQ brains per year. Ultimately innovation game is numbers game. Having more sophisticated brains, you will outthink competitor. More(STEM educated) brains you have and more resources you will give them, more technologially advanced you will be. The only reason why China is not already nr 1 is the fact that although they have 1,4 billion brains, only small fraction are educated, sophisticated, innovaive brains. Still, they’re adding more than 8 million graduates per year to their workforce nowadays, many of them engineers and scientists. And if number of sophisticated brains in US won’t start increasing by the same number as in China, China’s dominance in sci-tech is a done deal. Like I said, because US have so tiny population compared to China, only way is to hugely increase population, ultimately even match China’s population.

  55. The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018″ So what? Has NOTHING to do with the tax cuts. You read that right. Deficit increased ENTIRELY because of spending increases. “Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more ” SO WHAT? “Are you dumb, clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts.” Just proved that you don’t know what you are talking about. You can’t refer to income tax cuts as the cause of social security having problems. TWO different budgets, with two different revenue sources. “When these get cut, people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things ” What gets cut? Social security? Nope. Cutting the discretionary budget won’t touch social security’s budget. “Income tax is your revenue, the federal budget is your spending ” NOT for entitlements. The fact that you can not grasp this proves 100% that you do not even now what you are talking about. Period. ” decreased spending by consumers” WTF! Government spending cuts does not equate to ‘decreased spending by consumers’. Again, you can’t get the terminology even right. And what about those ghost cities STILL THERE…ROTTING AWAY? Well?

  56. Nope, China is already dominating smartphones, electric cars, drones, AI, The Huawei mate 20, is the first smartphone with a 7nm processor and is faster and more energy efficient than any other phone on the market China makes and exports more electric cars than any other country and every major car manufacturer is planning to use Chinese batteries for their cars and have wrote contracts with CATL Drones, China DGI owns the entire marketshare for domestic drones AI – Chinese startups received more venture capital, china has more ai startups, china has more ai startups worth over 1 billion valuation aka unicorns

  57. Absolutely delusional read the article Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’ – The New York Times This is the REAL AMERICA, full of homeless college dropouts in environments filled with drugs and violence The US has no future, the US economy is living on borrowed time The vast majority of America does not look like your lily white suburb, filled with highly educated and wealthy white people making 6 figures and sending their kids to private schools

  58. FXstreet = 3.1% Kiplinger = 3.3% US Business = 3.4% NY FED = 2.6% WSJ = 3.1% CNBC = 3.4% ST Louis FED = 3.4% The only institution predicting 3.9% is Atlanta FED So 3.2% is reasonable, 3.9% is not because it is clearly a outlier ——————————————- >Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually, all Congress has to do is stop the GROWTH of the rate of spending and freeze it for a few years to bring the budget into balance. Tax receipts pouring in are the largest ever recorded. Basic math The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018 Tax Revenue – Government spending for FY 2018 = is -779 billion If the government doesn’t cut anything then they still lose 779 billion a year. This means that the government needs to cut spending by at least 779 billion Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more ——————————————— >No they aren’t. And what does that have to do with the tax cuts on INCOME TAXES? Nothing. Those senators are talking about the ENTITLEMENTS BUDGET Are you dumb, clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts. When these get cut, people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things —————————————- >INCOME TAX cuts somehow means a deficit in the entitlements budget, when in fact that is not the case at all. Income tax is your revenue, the federal budget is your spending The US this fiscal year spent far more than what they collected 779 billion This means that in the future eventually they will need to reduce spending meaning riots and decreased spending by consumers

  59. I already debunked you 3 times regarding ghost cities” No, you have not. They are still there. For YEARS. Rotting away.

  60. >US economy is larger, stronger and more diversified than China’s and that’s why it is winning the trade war The US isn’t winning, look at the news Ford is announcing mass layoffs and operating loss of 1 billion Farmers are begging for government help China doesn’t need the US, China only buys agriculture + oil and these goods have been easily replaced already Chinese consumers are pretty much unaffected the US on the other hand buys numerous things from China that are not easy to replace US consumers are looking at 30% price increases ————————————— The fact that China was able to build the bridge means that China can afford the debt. In fact all of China’s debt is internal So the Chinese government is borrowing iron and manpower from private citizens to build bridges and infrastructure and this benefits the entire country in the future because Chinese citizens will save time and resources. Likewise when the Chinese government builds infrastructure projects they borrow the resources and manpower from their citizens Bad debt would be if they wanted to build a bridge so they borrow 50 tons of iron from another country, and promised to give back 60 tons in the future.

  61. If US wants to be top dog in next decades there’s only one way to not lose current position to ChinaInvite at least 8-10 million young people anually mainly from India and other developing countries.Increase population by at least 10 million new smart medium to high IQ brains per year.Ultimately innovation game is numbers game. Having more sophisticated brains you will outthink competitor. More(STEM educated) brains you have and more resources you will give them more technologially advanced you will be. The only reason why China is not already nr 1 is the fact that although they have 14 billion brains only small fraction are educated sophisticated innovaive brains. Still they’re adding more than 8 million graduates per year to their workforce nowadays many of them engineers and scientists.And if number of sophisticated brains in US won’t start increasing by the same number as in China China’s dominance in sci-tech is a done deal. Like I said because US have so tiny population compared to China only way is to hugely increase population ultimately even match China’s population.

  62. The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018″”So what? Has NOTHING to do with the tax cuts. You read that right. Deficit increased ENTIRELY because of spending increases.””””Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more “”””SO WHAT?””””Are you dumb”””” clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts.””””Just proved that you don’t know what you are talking about. You can’t refer to income tax cuts as the cause of social security having problems. TWO different budgets”””” with two different revenue sources. “”””When these get cut”””” people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things “”””What gets cut? Social security? Nope. Cutting the discretionary budget won’t touch social security’s budget.””””Income tax is your revenue”””” the federal budget is your spending “”””NOT for entitlements.The fact that you can not grasp this proves 100{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} that you do not even now what you are talking about. Period.”””” decreased spending by consumers””””WTF! Government spending cuts does not equate to ‘decreased spending by consumers’. Again”””” you can’t get the terminology even right.And what about those ghost cities STILL THERE…ROTTING AWAY? Well?”””

  63. Nope China is already dominating smartphones electric cars drones AI The Huawei mate 20 is the first smartphone with a 7nm processor and is faster and more energy efficient than any other phone on the market China makes and exports more electric cars than any other country and every major car manufacturer is planning to use Chinese batteries for their cars and have wrote contracts with CATLDrones China DGI owns the entire marketshare for domestic drones AI – Chinese startups received more venture capital china has more ai startups china has more ai startups worth over 1 billion valuation aka unicorns

  64. Absolutely delusional read the articleTrapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’ – The New York TimesThis is the REAL AMERICA full of homeless college dropouts in environments filled with drugs and violence The US has no future the US economy is living on borrowed timeThe vast majority of America does not look like your lily white suburb filled with highly educated and wealthy white people making 6 figures and sending their kids to private schools

  65. FXstreet = 3.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}Kiplinger = 3.3{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}US Business = 3.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}NY FED = 2.6{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}WSJ = 3.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}CNBC = 3.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}ST Louis FED = 3.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}The only institution predicting 3.9{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} is Atlanta FEDSo 3.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} is reasonable 3.9{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} is not because it is clearly a outlier ——————————————->Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually all Congress has to do is stop the GROWTH of the rate of spending and freeze it for a few years to bring the budget into balance. Tax receipts pouring in are the largest ever recorded. Basic math The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018Tax Revenue – Government spending for FY 2018 = is -779 billion If the government doesn’t cut anything then they still lose 779 billion a year. This means that the government needs to cut spending by at least 779 billion Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more ———————————————>No they aren’t. And what does that have to do with the tax cuts on INCOME TAXES? Nothing. Those senators are talking about the ENTITLEMENTS BUDGETAre you dumb clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts. When these get cut people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things—————————————-

  66. I already debunked you 3 times regarding ghost cities””No”””” you have not. They are still there. For YEARS. Rotting away.”””

  67. >US economy is larger stronger and more diversified than China’s and that’s why it is winning the trade warThe US isn’t winning look at the news Ford is announcing mass layoffs and operating loss of 1 billion Farmers are begging for government helpChina doesn’t need the US China only buys agriculture + oil and these goods have been easily replaced alreadyChinese consumers are pretty much unaffected the US on the other hand buys numerous things from China that are not easy to replace US consumers are looking at 30{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} price increases —————————————The fact that China was able to build the bridge means that China can afford the debt. In fact all of China’s debt is internal So the Chinese government is borrowing iron and manpower from private citizens to build bridges and infrastructure and this benefits the entire country in the future because Chinese citizens will save time and resources. Likewise when the Chinese government builds infrastructure projects they borrow the resources and manpower from their citizens Bad debt would be if they wanted to build a bridge so they borrow 50 tons of iron from another country and promised to give back 60 tons in the future.

  68. Countries with too much equality grow slower and therefore have questionable future. A degree of inequality make driven people work even harder and achieve more.

  69. China exports to US 3 times as much as US to China and that means US can tariff more products than China can. It elementary. Chinese stock market is down 35% since the beginning of the Trade War, US stock market is UP 15%. Chinese currency is down a LOT against the dollar. Again stop the Russian troll propaganda.

  70. Countries with too much equality grow slower and therefore have questionable future. A degree of inequality make driven people work even harder and achieve more.

  71. China exports to US 3 times as much as US to China and that means US can tariff more products than China can. It elementary. Chinese stock market is down 35{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} since the beginning of the Trade War US stock market is UP 15{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}. Chinese currency is down a LOT against the dollar. Again stop the Russian troll propaganda.

  72. You are a paid Russian troll. I would me more careful if I were you with words given the damage you trying to do to the US.

  73. You are a paid Russian troll. I would me more careful if I were you with words given the damage you trying to do to the US.

  74. There is no generally accepted evidence that people of any ethnicity or race, when raised in the same climate, with the same access to education, nutrition, and medical care, vary significantly in average IQ. Although there is some controversial evidence that the somewhat inbred population characterized as Ashkenazi Jews may be slightly above average in intelligence, even after all other factors are discounted.

  75. That’s not how trade wars works Imagine if you had two people One guy had water, the other guy had food And they traded food for water by exchanging currency Now these two guys got into a fight, water guy gets angry so he says if you want to buy my water you need to pay 35% more . Food guy responds by saying you need to pay 35% more for food. So who wins? The person who wins is the person who can replace the other guy by finding a 3rd guy to trade with. In this case China was trading manufactured goods for agriculture and oil China already replaced the US by switching to other crops and other countries are growing more soybeans The US on the other hand, has no replacement for china, and there will be no replacement for china in the future. There is no replacement for millions of high IQ people willing to work for pennies As a result Chinese consumers are feeling no pain, US consumers are seeing price hikes of 30%+ The trade deficit has actually grown despite the tariffs hitting in September So in the food water analogy, the water guy was able to find another food guy so he wins he has water and buys cheap food , the food guy loses because he is forced to trade with the guy he hates (water guy) and has to pay 30% more So the US can put as much tariffs as they want, but the end result is still Americans buying stuff from China and the tariffs will be paid by US citizens

  76. The blue wave is happening, I am a republican myself but I am not delusional enough to ignore reality. Trump may win reelection and on Nov 6, but it will be by the skin of the teeth, every president after Trump will be democratic every election afterwards will be massive democratic victories. This is because demographics, whites are the biggest group voting republicans and America’s white percentage is falling. Due to immigration and whites not reproducing. Whites are also dying the fastest, but that is because we are the oldest. The average age of a white person in the US is somewhere around 50-60 When we look at the babies being born over 50% are non white, yes non white births are outnumbering white births Trump won by capturing 58% of white votes and got under 30% of the blacks/Hispanic/Asian vote

  77. Completely untrue, the US grew the fastest in the 1950’s and 1960’s when inequality was little The only thing that is definitely linked to economic growth is IQ and race. The majority Hispanic and black future US will have have the IQ and economics of south America combined with africa

  78. The ghost city is a myth, A quick look on google maps at Ordos Kangbashi shows plenty of cars in the streets, in parking lots and parked on the sidewalk

  79. Google maps is a Chinese conspiracy now? Warren you are delusional Google maps shows plenty of cars parked in Ordos Kangbashi the location of the alleged ghost town Or is your low IQ brain too simple to figure out how to use google maps and satellite mode?

  80. If India was producing 10 million super geniuses per year, then India would not be a third world country. IBM, INTEL, APPLE would all be moving to India New companies would be springing up in India, Foreign investors would be flooding to India to build labs and hire researchers hoping to get patents and breakthroughs Except they don’t, they stay in the US and bring over a couple of thousand. There is a reason for this, India simply does not have that much genius the average IQ of India is around 83 Meanwhile most developed countries (European) average around 100 IQ If genius is taken to be 140 IQ, and Standard deviation for IQ is around 15. A 140 IQ Indian would be 4 standard deviations above the mean, while a 140 IQ would only be 3 standard deviations above the European mean. The few 10,000 that are brought over are simply the best out of a billion people, and these 10,000 best of the best are barely equal to a slightly above average American employees

  81. There is no generally accepted evidence that people of any ethnicity or race when raised in the same climate with the same access to education nutrition and medical care vary significantly in average IQ. Although there is some controversial evidence that the somewhat inbred population characterized as Ashkenazi Jews may be slightly above average in intelligence even after all other factors are discounted.

  82. That’s not how trade wars worksImagine if you had two peopleOne guy had water the other guy had food And they traded food for water by exchanging currencyNow these two guys got into a fight water guy gets angry so he says if you want to buy my water you need to pay 35{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} more .Food guy responds by saying you need to pay 35{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} more for food. So who wins? The person who wins is the person who can replace the other guy by finding a 3rd guy to trade with. In this case China was trading manufactured goods for agriculture and oil China already replaced the US by switching to other crops and other countries are growing more soybeans The US on the other hand has no replacement for china and there will be no replacement for china in the future. There is no replacement for millions of high IQ people willing to work for pennies As a result Chinese consumers are feeling no pain US consumers are seeing price hikes of 30{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}+ The trade deficit has actually grown despite the tariffs hitting in September So in the food water analogy the water guy was able to find another food guy so he wins he has water and buys cheap food the food guy loses because he is forced to trade with the guy he hates (water guy) and has to pay 30{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} moreSo the US can put as much tariffs as they want but the end result is still Americans buying stuff from China and the tariffs will be paid by US citizens

  83. The blue wave is happening I am a republican myself but I am not delusional enough to ignore reality. Trump may win reelection and on Nov 6 but it will be by the skin of the teeth every president after Trump will be democratic every election afterwards will be massive democratic victories. This is because demographics whites are the biggest group voting republicans and America’s white percentage is falling. Due to immigration and whites not reproducing. Whites are also dying the fastest but that is because we are the oldest. The average age of a white person in the US is somewhere around 50-60 When we look at the babies being born over 50{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} are non white yes non white births are outnumbering white births Trump won by capturing 58{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} of white votes and got under 30{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} of the blacks/Hispanic/Asian vote

  84. Completely untrue the US grew the fastest in the 1950’s and 1960’s when inequality was little The only thing that is definitely linked to economic growth is IQ and race. The majority Hispanic and black future US will have have the IQ and economics of south America combined with africa

  85. The ghost city is a myth A quick look on google maps at Ordos Kangbashi shows plenty of cars in the streets in parking lots and parked on the sidewalk

  86. Google maps is a Chinese conspiracy now? Warren you are delusional Google maps shows plenty of cars parked in Ordos Kangbashi the location of the alleged ghost townOr is your low IQ brain too simple to figure out how to use google maps and satellite mode?

  87. If India was producing 10 million super geniuses per year then India would not be a third world country. IBM INTEL APPLE would all be moving to India New companies would be springing up in India Foreign investors would be flooding to India to build labs and hire researchers hoping to get patents and breakthroughsExcept they don’t they stay in the US and bring over a couple of thousand. There is a reason for this India simply does not have that much genius the average IQ of India is around 83 Meanwhile most developed countries (European) average around 100 IQIf genius is taken to be 140 IQ and Standard deviation for IQ is around 15. A 140 IQ Indian would be 4 standard deviations above the mean while a 140 IQ would only be 3 standard deviations above the European mean. The few 10000 that are brought over are simply the best out of a billion people and these 10000 best of the best are barely equal to a slightly above average American employees

  88. These things have never been proven or even make sense especially race. Only to a racist I guess. As far as IQ. You only need enough smart people to run the tech and science and that is not that many people. Can import them if you can .

  89. These things have never been proven or even make sense especially race. Only to a racist I guess. As far as IQ. You only need enough smart people to run the tech and science and that is not that many people. Can import them if you can .

  90. Yes there are we have GWAS studies linking specific genes to academic achievement and IQ we have IQ adoption studies of white kids being adopted by poor and wealthy parents and we have transracial adoption studies from the US and Scandinavia.The GWAS studies show that researchers can accurately predict academic achievement and IQ simply by looking at a individuals gene sequence. The white adoption studies show that white children have the IQ of their biological parents and this didn’t change whether they were adopted by rich families or poor families The transracial adoption studies show that the same pattern appears when white american families adopt black/white/Asian babiesThe same result was found in the Scandinavian studies adopted Korean babies had higher IQ’s than adopted Scandinavian babies who in turn had higher IQ’s than adopted African babies. All of this is evidence that IQ is genetic. Once you accept that IQ is genetic then the mass IQ gap between blacks and whites are due to genetics

  91. It is great to bring over skilled people. Everyone wants them, so you have to compete for them. Better is to get kids with good grades out of high school in those countries and send them to special colleges here that are set up to teach them partially in their own language and have food in the cafeterias that they are used to. Their parents will even pay good money. After they graduate, you offer them incentives to stay. And since they are already here, I think they will be more likely to stay. Short term that approach makes sense. Long term, it is better to improve prenatal nutrition for all pregnant Americans. I don’t mean that pathetic stuff we do now. I mean crank up the iodine, choline, B vitamins and fresh fruit consumption. Get them eating fish, lobster, eggs, and more. And we need to test nutrients to find optimum dosages. I think we can push up IQ at least one standard deviation by improvements in nutrition, reduction of toxins, and an assault on pathogens. There should be fines for spreading diseases. Serious fines for improper cleaning in restaurants and food courts. Every grocery basket should be cleaned before you get it. All sorts of counters should be cleaned frequently, like at the bank, or checkout lines, keypads need to be cleaned. You should not be taking infectious children anywhere. School desks should be cleaned daily, not once or twice a year. Old lead paint needs to go. Lead needs to be banned for virtually everything, and cleaned up. Coal power plants need shut down. Too much mercury release which ends up in the ocean and in the fish. Improvements in education especially early education could provide another standard deviation or more I think. We need to get kids learning foreign languages at 4 or 5 years old, learning musical instruments, abacuses, visualization, logic, reasoning skills a little later. They should all start programming by 9 or 10. Memory skills should be developed. We have swung way too far away fro

  92. Humans have extremely low genetic diversity due to a genetic bottleneck. 70,000 years ago only a few thousand humans survived…something. Could have been anything. A supervolcano in Indonesia is the lead candidate, however somehow chimps did not have the same problem, and last I looked, they had lungs too, so I suspect it was something else. Or maybe the chimp population just spread out earlier and some large populations were spared. It just is very unlikely that genetics can explain our differences satisfactorily…because we are not that different.

  93. The Ashkenazi Jewish difference has been traced to educational programs for religious debate and such. If you test completely secular Jews, who grew up that way, the difference becomes very small usually explainable by economic advantages. Reasoning skills are developed and they have to learn a very difficult foreign language. They are basically studying law (the Torah is religious law) and a completely unrelated language and writing system from their home country. Great stuff for the brain.

  94. Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection, oxygen deprivation, toxin exposure), which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not. And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish, and fish. unz.com/article/the-iq-gap-is-no-longer-a-black-and-white-issue/

  95. It is great to bring over skilled people. Everyone wants them so you have to compete for them. Better is to get kids with good grades out of high school in those countries and send them to special colleges here that are set up to teach them partially in their own language and have food in the cafeterias that they are used to. Their parents will even pay good money. After they graduate you offer them incentives to stay. And since they are already here I think they will be more likely to stay.Short term that approach makes sense. Long term it is better to improve prenatal nutrition for all pregnant Americans. I don’t mean that pathetic stuff we do now. I mean crank up the iodine choline B vitamins and fresh fruit consumption. Get them eating fish lobster eggs and more. And we need to test nutrients to find optimum dosages. I think we can push up IQ at least one standard deviation by improvements in nutrition reduction of toxins and an assault on pathogens. There should be fines for spreading diseases. Serious fines for improper cleaning in restaurants and food courts. Every grocery basket should be cleaned before you get it. All sorts of counters should be cleaned frequently like at the bank or checkout lines keypads need to be cleaned. You should not be taking infectious children anywhere. School desks should be cleaned daily not once or twice a year. Old lead paint needs to go. Lead needs to be banned for virtually everything and cleaned up. Coal power plants need shut down. Too much mercury release which ends up in the ocean and in the fish. Improvements in education especially early education could provide another standard deviation or more I think. We need to get kids learning foreign languages at 4 or 5 years old learning musical instruments abacuses visualization logic reasoning skills a little later. They should all start programming by 9 or 10. Memory skills should be developed. We have swung way too far away from memorization st

  96. Humans have extremely low genetic diversity due to a genetic bottleneck. 70000 years ago only a few thousand humans survived…something. Could have been anything. A supervolcano in Indonesia is the lead candidate however somehow chimps did not have the same problem and last I looked they had lungs too so I suspect it was something else. Or maybe the chimp population just spread out earlier and some large populations were spared.It just is very unlikely that genetics can explain our differences satisfactorily…because we are not that different.

  97. The Ashkenazi Jewish difference has been traced to educational programs for religious debate and such. If you test completely secular Jews who grew up that way the difference becomes very small usually explainable by economic advantages. Reasoning skills are developed and they have to learn a very difficult foreign language. They are basically studying law (the Torah is religious law) and a completely unrelated language and writing system from their home country. Great stuff for the brain.

  98. Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection oxygen deprivation toxin exposure) which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not.And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish and fish.unz.com/article/the-iq-gap-is-no-longer-a-black-and-white-issue/

  99. >70,000 years ago only a few thousand humans Nope, We don’t know when humans left Africa But we do know that humans walked from Africa, to the middle east, to Europe, then walked across Siberia into China 2.1 million years ago >Ancient humans appear to have reached northwestern China about 2.1 million years ago, and they lived there for hundreds of thousands of years, according to a new study published Wednesday in Nature. It suggests that hominins migrated out of Africa much earlier, and spread much farther east, than once thought. So there is more than enough time for each of these humans living in these different areas 2.1 million years ago to adopt to suit each of their respective environments

  100. Umm yes it does the 779 deficit comes from the government spending more money than it is taking in. This means in order to balance the budget the government needs to either collect more money (raise taxes) or cut spending And yes medicare and social security come directly from the Federal budget They aren’t different budgets nor different revenue sources, your social security money is collected as taxes and the payouts come from the federal budget Hence why if you google Federal budget pie chart The image I see is 2015 Federal spending 33% – social security 27% – medicare Okay so it looks like your feeble mind is confused about Discretionary spending Discretionary spending is not different than a companies definition of Discretionary spending The definition of discretionary is “non essential expense” so it would be for things like pet projects, business trips etc… This does not mean that discretionary money is different from regular spending Straight from Investopedia What is a ‘Discretionary Expense’ A discretionary expense is a cost that is not essential for the operation of a home or a business. For example, a business may allow employees to charge certain meal and entertainment costs to the company in order to promote goodwill with employees. In the home, discretionary expenses are most often defined as things that are “wants” rather than “needs.” Once more again warren, you have demonstrated your complete ignorance of economics

  101. So it is just a coincidence that all the European countries are rich and high tech, and all the east Asian countries have climbed from poverty to becoming wealthy And all the money poured into Africa have done nothing? IQ matters because economics is competition Africa could probably build smartphones, but nobody would buy them because they would be inferior to the smartphones built by developed countries. Economic competition is a game of numbers, the countries with the most smart and competent people win. This is why South America’s economy basically never improves and the country is stuck exporting natural resources. A country with a handful of smart people for example Mexico would never be able to compete with a country like Japan or South Korea Likewise the US will never be able to compete, the US was able to dominate the world precisely because it had a large population of white people. The US in the 1950’s and 1960’s was around 95% white.

  102. Is English your second language? Did you get under 500 on the verbal portion of the SAT? But apparently, I am the Russian troll. Good one. I can tell from your writing style that you are a uneducated fool. You removed the statement from the context, when taken with the context it was meant to say neither inherently good or bad and was meant to convey that what is bad debt or good debt is inherently subjective. A dictator might think that turning a lump of iron into a statue or guns is a good thing, while another dictator might think using those resources to build a bridge so that people can save time is a better idea. Likewise an individual could spend his resources to trade them for hookers and blow while another could spend his resources to attend college. But the idea of good or bad is subjective. I then did a follow up statement to explain how some debt can create economic growth

  103. >Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection oxygen deprivation toxin exposure) which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not.This doesn’t explain why Korean babies post Korean war when adopted by Scandinavians have higher IQ’s than Scandinavian biological babies Nor how adopted Asians and Koreans babies adopted by white people ended up with higher IQ than white biological children >And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish and No they aren’t if you are talking about Chanda Chisala its been debunked When you look at the kids taking A-levels blacks score the lowest

  104. >70000 years ago only a few thousand humans Nope We don’t know when humans left AfricaBut we do know that humans walked from Africa to the middle east to Europe then walked across Siberia into China 2.1 million years ago >Ancient humans appear to have reached northwestern China about 2.1 million years ago and they lived there for hundreds of thousands of years according to a new study published Wednesday in Nature. It suggests that hominins migrated out of Africa much earlier and spread much farther east than once thought.So there is more than enough time for each of these humans living in these different areas 2.1 million years ago to adopt to suit each of their respective environments

  105. Umm yes it does the 779 deficit comes from the government spending more money than it is taking in. This means in order to balance the budget the government needs to either collect more money (raise taxes) or cut spending And yes medicare and social security come directly from the Federal budget They aren’t different budgets nor different revenue sources your social security money is collected as taxes and the payouts come from the federal budget Hence why if you google Federal budget pie chart The image I see is 2015 Federal spending33{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – social security 27{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – medicare Okay so it looks like your feeble mind is confused about Discretionary spendingDiscretionary spending is not different than a companies definition of Discretionary spending The definition of discretionary is on essential expense”” so it would be for things like pet projects”” business trips etc… This does not mean that discretionary money is different from regular spendingStraight from Investopedia What is a ‘Discretionary Expense’A discretionary expense is a cost that is not essential for the operation of a home or a business. For example a business may allow employees to charge certain meal and entertainment costs to the company in order to promote goodwill with employees. In the home”” discretionary expenses are most often defined as things that are “”””wants”””” rather than “”””needs.””””Once more again warren”””” you have demonstrated your complete ignorance of economics”””

  106. So it is just a coincidence that all the European countries are rich and high tech and all the east Asian countries have climbed from poverty to becoming wealthyAnd all the money poured into Africa have done nothing?IQ matters because economics is competitionAfrica could probably build smartphones but nobody would buy them because they would be inferior to the smartphones built by developed countries. Economic competition is a game of numbers the countries with the most smart and competent people win. This is why South America’s economy basically never improves and the country is stuck exporting natural resources. A country with a handful of smart people for example Mexico would never be able to compete with a country like Japan or South Korea Likewise the US will never be able to compete the US was able to dominate the world precisely because it had a large population of white people. The US in the 1950’s and 1960’s was around 95{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} white.

  107. Is English your second language? Did you get under 500 on the verbal portion of the SAT? But apparently I am the Russian troll. Good one. I can tell from your writing style that you are a uneducated fool. You removed the statement from the context when taken with the context it was meant to say neither inherently good or bad and was meant to convey that what is bad debt or good debt is inherently subjective. A dictator might think that turning a lump of iron into a statue or guns is a good thing while another dictator might think using those resources to build a bridge so that people can save time is a better idea.Likewise an individual could spend his resources to trade them for hookers and blow while another could spend his resources to attend college. But the idea of good or bad is subjective. I then did a follow up statement to explain how some debt can create economic growth

  108. >Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection, oxygen deprivation, toxin exposure), which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not. This doesn’t explain why Korean babies post Korean war when adopted by Scandinavians have higher IQ’s than Scandinavian biological babies Nor how adopted Asians and Koreans babies adopted by white people ended up with higher IQ than white biological children >And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish, and No they aren’t if you are talking about Chanda Chisala its been debunked When you look at the kids taking A-levels blacks score the lowest

  109. Actually yes it is and it is structural based upon our laws. In fact it is possible to institutionalize $8+ trillion of it in our financial institutions and if the U.S. government abolished the fed, enforced the REMIC provisions of the tax code (of which the statute of limitations is suspended due to the war on terror authorization), minting coinage, specie certificates and U.S. currency note issuance in the code we can eliminate upwards of $13.3+ trillion of our debt without doing anything like tricking China into attempting to cause a run on our debt (China is a small player in the grand scheme of things in regards to the U.S. national debt). I mean $1.165 trillion is around 5% give or take. http://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt

  110. The BEA and BLS have for decades collected the empirical statistics that give a road map for how to grow the U.S. economy by whatever growth rate the government wants. The U.S. government has refused to use that data to formulate intelligent policies and the one time that a PROGRESSIVE think tank used that data to show that clear linkage the government immediately adjusted how they released the date so that it would effectively be useless without a massive amount of processing to use it by refusing to release national or state data and instead only release regional and city data instead. The Economic Policy Institute never did a follow up study because to made conclusions that progressives reject in regards to economic policy. https://www.epi.org/publication/wp268/

  111. The U.S. is hardly doomed the problem is that the government refuses to use its assets in an intelligent manner or create a rational tax system. The U.S. government is the wealthiest entity on the planet based upon the assets it owns and it has a tax system that taxes domestic production of wealth and favors the importation of goods. A rational investment strategy and decent tax policies would turn everything around rather quickly. As for our trade deficit a proper tax policy would eliminate that rather quickly and vastly increase government revenue.

  112. And that is not how trade wars work either. You are portraying a binary problem, when in fact it is a multi solution problem that favors America. There are no markets for Chinese goods that can replace the U.S. market for those goods whereas there are multiple sources available for almost everything China makes. Also there IS a reason for the general trade disruption over time and the slow ramping up of pressure by the Trump administration. The purpose is to compel companies to onsource manufacturing to the U.S. over time to eliminate uncertainty. The problem is that there is limited construction capability and construction of factories take time. Which is why the President did not just declare an International Economic Emergency and embargo all trade with China. THAT would have harmed the U.S. economy and caused major disruptions where as the current frog and boiling water situation does not.

  113. And again B.S. there is nothing the U.S. gets from China that it cannot get from any other 3rd world country, with the possible exception of assembling cell phones and thanks to Chinese threats against Apple and other countries that will not remain long on the Chinese mainland.

  114. Actually yes it is and it is structural based upon our laws. In fact it is possible to institutionalize $8+ trillion of it in our financial institutions and if the U.S. government abolished the fed enforced the REMIC provisions of the tax code (of which the statute of limitations is suspended due to the war on terror authorization) minting coinage specie certificates and U.S. currency note issuance in the code we can eliminate upwards of $13.3+ trillion of our debt without doing anything like tricking China into attempting to cause a run on our debt (China is a small player in the grand scheme of things in regards to the U.S. national debt). I mean $1.165 trillion is around 5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} give or take. http://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt

  115. The BEA and BLS have for decades collected the empirical statistics that give a road map for how to grow the U.S. economy by whatever growth rate the government wants. The U.S. government has refused to use that data to formulate intelligent policies and the one time that a PROGRESSIVE think tank used that data to show that clear linkage the government immediately adjusted how they released the date so that it would effectively be useless without a massive amount of processing to use it by refusing to release national or state data and instead only release regional and city data instead. The Economic Policy Institute never did a follow up study because to made conclusions that progressives reject in regards to economic policy. https://www.epi.org/publication/wp268/

  116. The U.S. is hardly doomed the problem is that the government refuses to use its assets in an intelligent manner or create a rational tax system. The U.S. government is the wealthiest entity on the planet based upon the assets it owns and it has a tax system that taxes domestic production of wealth and favors the importation of goods. A rational investment strategy and decent tax policies would turn everything around rather quickly. As for our trade deficit a proper tax policy would eliminate that rather quickly and vastly increase government revenue.

  117. And that is not how trade wars work either. You are portraying a binary problem when in fact it is a multi solution problem that favors America. There are no markets for Chinese goods that can replace the U.S. market for those goods whereas there are multiple sources available for almost everything China makes. Also there IS a reason for the general trade disruption over time and the slow ramping up of pressure by the Trump administration. The purpose is to compel companies to onsource manufacturing to the U.S. over time to eliminate uncertainty. The problem is that there is limited construction capability and construction of factories take time. Which is why the President did not just declare an International Economic Emergency and embargo all trade with China. THAT would have harmed the U.S. economy and caused major disruptions where as the current frog and boiling water situation does not.

  118. And again B.S. there is nothing the U.S. gets from China that it cannot get from any other 3rd world country with the possible exception of assembling cell phones and thanks to Chinese threats against Apple and other countries that will not remain long on the Chinese mainland.

  119. It is almost two years since Trump is Prez and the wall is still to be started You guys really suckh a lot right?

  120. It is almost two years since Trump is Prez and the wall is still to be started You guys really suckh a lot right?

  121. There are many specialty chemicals along with things like Rare earth, KBBF crystals Along with many parts and components that are only made by Chinese companies like custom PCB’s, custom bearings etc… The production of Numerous medicines require chemical precursors with china as the only sole source For example Nootropics almost all of them are sole source China, because there aren’t enough buyers for mass production. In addition the purchasers of Nootropics can’t afford to pay much most are working class stiffs, They are considered specialty chemicals and China is the only source because they have PHD’s willing to work for pennies with access to the equipment and chemicals they need for dirt cheap. >According to the United States Geological Survey, the United States relies on Chinese imports for at least 20 minerals and has little or no capacity to mine, refine, and process its own minerals from start to finish The US doesn’t have the labor force quality needed to produce everything An economic embargo, would destroy the US economy while leaving China mostly unharmed.

  122. There are many specialty chemicals along with things like Rare earth KBBF crystals Along with many parts and components that are only made by Chinese companies like custom PCB’s custom bearings etc…The production of Numerous medicines require chemical precursors with china as the only sole source For example Nootropics almost all of them are sole source China because there aren’t enough buyers for mass production. In addition the purchasers of Nootropics can’t afford to pay much most are working class stiffs They are considered specialty chemicals and China is the only source because they have PHD’s willing to work for pennies with access to the equipment and chemicals they need for dirt cheap.>According to the United States Geological Survey the United States relies on Chinese imports for at least 20 minerals and has little or no capacity to mine refine and process its own minerals from start to finishThe US doesn’t have the labor force quality needed to produce everythingAn economic embargo would destroy the US economy while leaving China mostly unharmed.

  123. There are many specialty chemicals along with things like Rare earth, KBBF crystals Along with many parts and components that are only made by Chinese companies like custom PCB’s, custom bearings etc… The production of Numerous medicines require chemical precursors with china as the only sole source For example Nootropics almost all of them are sole source China, because there aren’t enough buyers for mass production. In addition the purchasers of Nootropics can’t afford to pay much most are working class stiffs, They are considered specialty chemicals and China is the only source because they have PHD’s willing to work for pennies with access to the equipment and chemicals they need for dirt cheap. >According to the United States Geological Survey, the United States relies on Chinese imports for at least 20 minerals and has little or no capacity to mine, refine, and process its own minerals from start to finish The US doesn’t have the labor force quality needed to produce everything An economic embargo, would destroy the US economy while leaving China mostly unharmed.

  124. There are many specialty chemicals along with things like Rare earth KBBF crystals Along with many parts and components that are only made by Chinese companies like custom PCB’s custom bearings etc…The production of Numerous medicines require chemical precursors with china as the only sole source For example Nootropics almost all of them are sole source China because there aren’t enough buyers for mass production. In addition the purchasers of Nootropics can’t afford to pay much most are working class stiffs They are considered specialty chemicals and China is the only source because they have PHD’s willing to work for pennies with access to the equipment and chemicals they need for dirt cheap.>According to the United States Geological Survey the United States relies on Chinese imports for at least 20 minerals and has little or no capacity to mine refine and process its own minerals from start to finishThe US doesn’t have the labor force quality needed to produce everythingAn economic embargo would destroy the US economy while leaving China mostly unharmed.

  125. There are many specialty chemicals along with things like Rare earth, KBBF crystals

    Along with many parts and components that are only made by Chinese companies like custom PCB’s, custom bearings etc…

    The production of Numerous medicines require chemical precursors with china as the only sole source

    For example Nootropics almost all of them are sole source China, because there aren’t enough buyers for mass production. In addition the purchasers of Nootropics can’t afford to pay much most are working class stiffs, They are considered specialty chemicals and China is the only source because they have PHD’s willing to work for pennies with access to the equipment and chemicals they need for dirt cheap.

    >According to the United States Geological Survey, the United States relies on Chinese imports for at least 20 minerals and has little or no capacity to mine, refine, and process its own minerals from start to finish

    The US doesn’t have the labor force quality needed to produce everything

    An economic embargo, would destroy the US economy while leaving China mostly unharmed.

  126. It is almost two years since Trump is Prez and the wall is still to be started You guys really suckh a lot right?

  127. It is almost two years since Trump is Prez and the wall is still to be started You guys really suckh a lot right?

  128. Actually yes it is and it is structural based upon our laws. In fact it is possible to institutionalize $8+ trillion of it in our financial institutions and if the U.S. government abolished the fed, enforced the REMIC provisions of the tax code (of which the statute of limitations is suspended due to the war on terror authorization), minting coinage, specie certificates and U.S. currency note issuance in the code we can eliminate upwards of $13.3+ trillion of our debt without doing anything like tricking China into attempting to cause a run on our debt (China is a small player in the grand scheme of things in regards to the U.S. national debt). I mean $1.165 trillion is around 5% give or take. http://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt

  129. Actually yes it is and it is structural based upon our laws. In fact it is possible to institutionalize $8+ trillion of it in our financial institutions and if the U.S. government abolished the fed enforced the REMIC provisions of the tax code (of which the statute of limitations is suspended due to the war on terror authorization) minting coinage specie certificates and U.S. currency note issuance in the code we can eliminate upwards of $13.3+ trillion of our debt without doing anything like tricking China into attempting to cause a run on our debt (China is a small player in the grand scheme of things in regards to the U.S. national debt). I mean $1.165 trillion is around 5{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} give or take. http://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt

  130. The BEA and BLS have for decades collected the empirical statistics that give a road map for how to grow the U.S. economy by whatever growth rate the government wants. The U.S. government has refused to use that data to formulate intelligent policies and the one time that a PROGRESSIVE think tank used that data to show that clear linkage the government immediately adjusted how they released the date so that it would effectively be useless without a massive amount of processing to use it by refusing to release national or state data and instead only release regional and city data instead. The Economic Policy Institute never did a follow up study because to made conclusions that progressives reject in regards to economic policy. https://www.epi.org/publication/wp268/

  131. The BEA and BLS have for decades collected the empirical statistics that give a road map for how to grow the U.S. economy by whatever growth rate the government wants. The U.S. government has refused to use that data to formulate intelligent policies and the one time that a PROGRESSIVE think tank used that data to show that clear linkage the government immediately adjusted how they released the date so that it would effectively be useless without a massive amount of processing to use it by refusing to release national or state data and instead only release regional and city data instead. The Economic Policy Institute never did a follow up study because to made conclusions that progressives reject in regards to economic policy. https://www.epi.org/publication/wp268/

  132. The U.S. is hardly doomed the problem is that the government refuses to use its assets in an intelligent manner or create a rational tax system. The U.S. government is the wealthiest entity on the planet based upon the assets it owns and it has a tax system that taxes domestic production of wealth and favors the importation of goods. A rational investment strategy and decent tax policies would turn everything around rather quickly. As for our trade deficit a proper tax policy would eliminate that rather quickly and vastly increase government revenue.

  133. The U.S. is hardly doomed the problem is that the government refuses to use its assets in an intelligent manner or create a rational tax system. The U.S. government is the wealthiest entity on the planet based upon the assets it owns and it has a tax system that taxes domestic production of wealth and favors the importation of goods. A rational investment strategy and decent tax policies would turn everything around rather quickly. As for our trade deficit a proper tax policy would eliminate that rather quickly and vastly increase government revenue.

  134. And that is not how trade wars work either. You are portraying a binary problem, when in fact it is a multi solution problem that favors America. There are no markets for Chinese goods that can replace the U.S. market for those goods whereas there are multiple sources available for almost everything China makes. Also there IS a reason for the general trade disruption over time and the slow ramping up of pressure by the Trump administration. The purpose is to compel companies to onsource manufacturing to the U.S. over time to eliminate uncertainty. The problem is that there is limited construction capability and construction of factories take time. Which is why the President did not just declare an International Economic Emergency and embargo all trade with China. THAT would have harmed the U.S. economy and caused major disruptions where as the current frog and boiling water situation does not.

  135. And that is not how trade wars work either. You are portraying a binary problem when in fact it is a multi solution problem that favors America. There are no markets for Chinese goods that can replace the U.S. market for those goods whereas there are multiple sources available for almost everything China makes. Also there IS a reason for the general trade disruption over time and the slow ramping up of pressure by the Trump administration. The purpose is to compel companies to onsource manufacturing to the U.S. over time to eliminate uncertainty. The problem is that there is limited construction capability and construction of factories take time. Which is why the President did not just declare an International Economic Emergency and embargo all trade with China. THAT would have harmed the U.S. economy and caused major disruptions where as the current frog and boiling water situation does not.

  136. And again B.S. there is nothing the U.S. gets from China that it cannot get from any other 3rd world country, with the possible exception of assembling cell phones and thanks to Chinese threats against Apple and other countries that will not remain long on the Chinese mainland.

  137. And again B.S. there is nothing the U.S. gets from China that it cannot get from any other 3rd world country with the possible exception of assembling cell phones and thanks to Chinese threats against Apple and other countries that will not remain long on the Chinese mainland.

  138. Actually yes it is and it is structural based upon our laws. In fact it is possible to institutionalize $8+ trillion of it in our financial institutions and if the U.S. government abolished the fed, enforced the REMIC provisions of the tax code (of which the statute of limitations is suspended due to the war on terror authorization), minting coinage, specie certificates and U.S. currency note issuance in the code we can eliminate upwards of $13.3+ trillion of our debt without doing anything like tricking China into attempting to cause a run on our debt (China is a small player in the grand scheme of things in regards to the U.S. national debt). I mean $1.165 trillion is around 5% give or take. http://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt

  139. The BEA and BLS have for decades collected the empirical statistics that give a road map for how to grow the U.S. economy by whatever growth rate the government wants. The U.S. government has refused to use that data to formulate intelligent policies and the one time that a PROGRESSIVE think tank used that data to show that clear linkage the government immediately adjusted how they released the date so that it would effectively be useless without a massive amount of processing to use it by refusing to release national or state data and instead only release regional and city data instead.
    The Economic Policy Institute never did a follow up study because to made conclusions that progressives reject in regards to economic policy. https://www.epi.org/publication/wp268/

  140. The U.S. is hardly doomed the problem is that the government refuses to use its assets in an intelligent manner or create a rational tax system. The U.S. government is the wealthiest entity on the planet based upon the assets it owns and it has a tax system that taxes domestic production of wealth and favors the importation of goods. A rational investment strategy and decent tax policies would turn everything around rather quickly. As for our trade deficit a proper tax policy would eliminate that rather quickly and vastly increase government revenue.

  141. And that is not how trade wars work either. You are portraying a binary problem, when in fact it is a multi solution problem that favors America. There are no markets for Chinese goods that can replace the U.S. market for those goods whereas there are multiple sources available for almost everything China makes. Also there IS a reason for the general trade disruption over time and the slow ramping up of pressure by the Trump administration. The purpose is to compel companies to onsource manufacturing to the U.S. over time to eliminate uncertainty. The problem is that there is limited construction capability and construction of factories take time. Which is why the President did not just declare an International Economic Emergency and embargo all trade with China. THAT would have harmed the U.S. economy and caused major disruptions where as the current frog and boiling water situation does not.

  142. And again B.S. there is nothing the U.S. gets from China that it cannot get from any other 3rd world country, with the possible exception of assembling cell phones and thanks to Chinese threats against Apple and other countries that will not remain long on the Chinese mainland.

  143. >Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection, oxygen deprivation, toxin exposure), which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not. This doesn’t explain why Korean babies post Korean war when adopted by Scandinavians have higher IQ’s than Scandinavian biological babies Nor how adopted Asians and Koreans babies adopted by white people ended up with higher IQ than white biological children >And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish, and No they aren’t if you are talking about Chanda Chisala its been debunked When you look at the kids taking A-levels blacks score the lowest

  144. >Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection oxygen deprivation toxin exposure) which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not.This doesn’t explain why Korean babies post Korean war when adopted by Scandinavians have higher IQ’s than Scandinavian biological babies Nor how adopted Asians and Koreans babies adopted by white people ended up with higher IQ than white biological children >And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish and No they aren’t if you are talking about Chanda Chisala its been debunked When you look at the kids taking A-levels blacks score the lowest

  145. >70,000 years ago only a few thousand humans Nope, We don’t know when humans left Africa But we do know that humans walked from Africa, to the middle east, to Europe, then walked across Siberia into China 2.1 million years ago >Ancient humans appear to have reached northwestern China about 2.1 million years ago, and they lived there for hundreds of thousands of years, according to a new study published Wednesday in Nature. It suggests that hominins migrated out of Africa much earlier, and spread much farther east, than once thought. So there is more than enough time for each of these humans living in these different areas 2.1 million years ago to adopt to suit each of their respective environments

  146. >70000 years ago only a few thousand humans Nope We don’t know when humans left AfricaBut we do know that humans walked from Africa to the middle east to Europe then walked across Siberia into China 2.1 million years ago >Ancient humans appear to have reached northwestern China about 2.1 million years ago and they lived there for hundreds of thousands of years according to a new study published Wednesday in Nature. It suggests that hominins migrated out of Africa much earlier and spread much farther east than once thought.So there is more than enough time for each of these humans living in these different areas 2.1 million years ago to adopt to suit each of their respective environments

  147. Umm yes it does the 779 deficit comes from the government spending more money than it is taking in. This means in order to balance the budget the government needs to either collect more money (raise taxes) or cut spending And yes medicare and social security come directly from the Federal budget They aren’t different budgets nor different revenue sources, your social security money is collected as taxes and the payouts come from the federal budget Hence why if you google Federal budget pie chart The image I see is 2015 Federal spending 33% – social security 27% – medicare Okay so it looks like your feeble mind is confused about Discretionary spending Discretionary spending is not different than a companies definition of Discretionary spending The definition of discretionary is “non essential expense” so it would be for things like pet projects, business trips etc… This does not mean that discretionary money is different from regular spending Straight from Investopedia What is a ‘Discretionary Expense’ A discretionary expense is a cost that is not essential for the operation of a home or a business. For example, a business may allow employees to charge certain meal and entertainment costs to the company in order to promote goodwill with employees. In the home, discretionary expenses are most often defined as things that are “wants” rather than “needs.” Once more again warren, you have demonstrated your complete ignorance of economics

  148. Umm yes it does the 779 deficit comes from the government spending more money than it is taking in. This means in order to balance the budget the government needs to either collect more money (raise taxes) or cut spending And yes medicare and social security come directly from the Federal budget They aren’t different budgets nor different revenue sources your social security money is collected as taxes and the payouts come from the federal budget Hence why if you google Federal budget pie chart The image I see is 2015 Federal spending33{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – social security 27{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – medicare Okay so it looks like your feeble mind is confused about Discretionary spendingDiscretionary spending is not different than a companies definition of Discretionary spending The definition of discretionary is on essential expense”” so it would be for things like pet projects”” business trips etc… This does not mean that discretionary money is different from regular spendingStraight from Investopedia What is a ‘Discretionary Expense’A discretionary expense is a cost that is not essential for the operation of a home or a business. For example a business may allow employees to charge certain meal and entertainment costs to the company in order to promote goodwill with employees. In the home”” discretionary expenses are most often defined as things that are “”””wants”””” rather than “”””needs.””””Once more again warren”””” you have demonstrated your complete ignorance of economics”””

  149. So it is just a coincidence that all the European countries are rich and high tech, and all the east Asian countries have climbed from poverty to becoming wealthy And all the money poured into Africa have done nothing? IQ matters because economics is competition Africa could probably build smartphones, but nobody would buy them because they would be inferior to the smartphones built by developed countries. Economic competition is a game of numbers, the countries with the most smart and competent people win. This is why South America’s economy basically never improves and the country is stuck exporting natural resources. A country with a handful of smart people for example Mexico would never be able to compete with a country like Japan or South Korea Likewise the US will never be able to compete, the US was able to dominate the world precisely because it had a large population of white people. The US in the 1950’s and 1960’s was around 95% white.

  150. So it is just a coincidence that all the European countries are rich and high tech and all the east Asian countries have climbed from poverty to becoming wealthyAnd all the money poured into Africa have done nothing?IQ matters because economics is competitionAfrica could probably build smartphones but nobody would buy them because they would be inferior to the smartphones built by developed countries. Economic competition is a game of numbers the countries with the most smart and competent people win. This is why South America’s economy basically never improves and the country is stuck exporting natural resources. A country with a handful of smart people for example Mexico would never be able to compete with a country like Japan or South Korea Likewise the US will never be able to compete the US was able to dominate the world precisely because it had a large population of white people. The US in the 1950’s and 1960’s was around 95{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} white.

  151. Is English your second language? Did you get under 500 on the verbal portion of the SAT? But apparently, I am the Russian troll. Good one. I can tell from your writing style that you are a uneducated fool. You removed the statement from the context, when taken with the context it was meant to say neither inherently good or bad and was meant to convey that what is bad debt or good debt is inherently subjective. A dictator might think that turning a lump of iron into a statue or guns is a good thing, while another dictator might think using those resources to build a bridge so that people can save time is a better idea. Likewise an individual could spend his resources to trade them for hookers and blow while another could spend his resources to attend college. But the idea of good or bad is subjective. I then did a follow up statement to explain how some debt can create economic growth

  152. Is English your second language? Did you get under 500 on the verbal portion of the SAT? But apparently I am the Russian troll. Good one. I can tell from your writing style that you are a uneducated fool. You removed the statement from the context when taken with the context it was meant to say neither inherently good or bad and was meant to convey that what is bad debt or good debt is inherently subjective. A dictator might think that turning a lump of iron into a statue or guns is a good thing while another dictator might think using those resources to build a bridge so that people can save time is a better idea.Likewise an individual could spend his resources to trade them for hookers and blow while another could spend his resources to attend college. But the idea of good or bad is subjective. I then did a follow up statement to explain how some debt can create economic growth

  153. It is great to bring over skilled people. Everyone wants them, so you have to compete for them. Better is to get kids with good grades out of high school in those countries and send them to special colleges here that are set up to teach them partially in their own language and have food in the cafeterias that they are used to. Their parents will even pay good money. After they graduate, you offer them incentives to stay. And since they are already here, I think they will be more likely to stay. Short term that approach makes sense. Long term, it is better to improve prenatal nutrition for all pregnant Americans. I don’t mean that pathetic stuff we do now. I mean crank up the iodine, choline, B vitamins and fresh fruit consumption. Get them eating fish, lobster, eggs, and more. And we need to test nutrients to find optimum dosages. I think we can push up IQ at least one standard deviation by improvements in nutrition, reduction of toxins, and an assault on pathogens. There should be fines for spreading diseases. Serious fines for improper cleaning in restaurants and food courts. Every grocery basket should be cleaned before you get it. All sorts of counters should be cleaned frequently, like at the bank, or checkout lines, keypads need to be cleaned. You should not be taking infectious children anywhere. School desks should be cleaned daily, not once or twice a year. Old lead paint needs to go. Lead needs to be banned for virtually everything, and cleaned up. Coal power plants need shut down. Too much mercury release which ends up in the ocean and in the fish. Improvements in education especially early education could provide another standard deviation or more I think. We need to get kids learning foreign languages at 4 or 5 years old, learning musical instruments, abacuses, visualization, logic, reasoning skills a little later. They should all start programming by 9 or 10. Memory skills should be developed. We have swung way too far away fro

  154. It is great to bring over skilled people. Everyone wants them so you have to compete for them. Better is to get kids with good grades out of high school in those countries and send them to special colleges here that are set up to teach them partially in their own language and have food in the cafeterias that they are used to. Their parents will even pay good money. After they graduate you offer them incentives to stay. And since they are already here I think they will be more likely to stay.Short term that approach makes sense. Long term it is better to improve prenatal nutrition for all pregnant Americans. I don’t mean that pathetic stuff we do now. I mean crank up the iodine choline B vitamins and fresh fruit consumption. Get them eating fish lobster eggs and more. And we need to test nutrients to find optimum dosages. I think we can push up IQ at least one standard deviation by improvements in nutrition reduction of toxins and an assault on pathogens. There should be fines for spreading diseases. Serious fines for improper cleaning in restaurants and food courts. Every grocery basket should be cleaned before you get it. All sorts of counters should be cleaned frequently like at the bank or checkout lines keypads need to be cleaned. You should not be taking infectious children anywhere. School desks should be cleaned daily not once or twice a year. Old lead paint needs to go. Lead needs to be banned for virtually everything and cleaned up. Coal power plants need shut down. Too much mercury release which ends up in the ocean and in the fish. Improvements in education especially early education could provide another standard deviation or more I think. We need to get kids learning foreign languages at 4 or 5 years old learning musical instruments abacuses visualization logic reasoning skills a little later. They should all start programming by 9 or 10. Memory skills should be developed. We have swung way too far away from memorization st

  155. Humans have extremely low genetic diversity due to a genetic bottleneck. 70,000 years ago only a few thousand humans survived…something. Could have been anything. A supervolcano in Indonesia is the lead candidate, however somehow chimps did not have the same problem, and last I looked, they had lungs too, so I suspect it was something else. Or maybe the chimp population just spread out earlier and some large populations were spared. It just is very unlikely that genetics can explain our differences satisfactorily…because we are not that different.

  156. Humans have extremely low genetic diversity due to a genetic bottleneck. 70000 years ago only a few thousand humans survived…something. Could have been anything. A supervolcano in Indonesia is the lead candidate however somehow chimps did not have the same problem and last I looked they had lungs too so I suspect it was something else. Or maybe the chimp population just spread out earlier and some large populations were spared.It just is very unlikely that genetics can explain our differences satisfactorily…because we are not that different.

  157. >Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection, oxygen deprivation, toxin exposure), which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not.

    This doesn’t explain why Korean babies post Korean war when adopted by Scandinavians have higher IQ’s than Scandinavian biological babies

    Nor how adopted Asians and Koreans babies adopted by white people ended up with higher IQ than white biological children

    >And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish, and

    No they aren’t if you are talking about Chanda Chisala its been debunked

    When you look at the kids taking A-levels blacks score the lowest

  158. >70,000 years ago only a few thousand humans

    Nope, We don’t know when humans left Africa

    But we do know that humans walked from Africa, to the middle east, to Europe, then walked across Siberia into China 2.1 million years ago

    >Ancient humans appear to have reached northwestern China about 2.1 million years ago, and they lived there for hundreds of thousands of years, according to a new study published Wednesday in Nature. It suggests that hominins migrated out of Africa much earlier, and spread much farther east, than once thought.

    So there is more than enough time for each of these humans living in these different areas 2.1 million years ago to adopt to suit each of their respective environments

  159. Umm yes it does the 779 deficit comes from the government spending more money than it is taking in.

    This means in order to balance the budget the government needs to either collect more money (raise taxes) or cut spending

    And yes medicare and social security come directly from the Federal budget

    They aren’t different budgets nor different revenue sources, your social security money is collected as taxes and the payouts come from the federal budget

    Hence why if you google Federal budget pie chart

    The image I see is 2015 Federal spending

    33% – social security
    27% – medicare

    Okay so it looks like your feeble mind is confused about Discretionary spending

    Discretionary spending is not different than a companies definition of Discretionary spending

    The definition of discretionary is “non essential expense” so it would be for things like pet projects, business trips etc…

    This does not mean that discretionary money is different from regular spending

    Straight from Investopedia

    What is a ‘Discretionary Expense’
    A discretionary expense is a cost that is not essential for the operation of a home or a business. For example, a business may allow employees to charge certain meal and entertainment costs to the company in order to promote goodwill with employees. In the home, discretionary expenses are most often defined as things that are “wants” rather than “needs.”

    Once more again warren, you have demonstrated your complete ignorance of economics

  160. The Ashkenazi Jewish difference has been traced to educational programs for religious debate and such. If you test completely secular Jews, who grew up that way, the difference becomes very small usually explainable by economic advantages. Reasoning skills are developed and they have to learn a very difficult foreign language. They are basically studying law (the Torah is religious law) and a completely unrelated language and writing system from their home country. Great stuff for the brain.

  161. The Ashkenazi Jewish difference has been traced to educational programs for religious debate and such. If you test completely secular Jews who grew up that way the difference becomes very small usually explainable by economic advantages. Reasoning skills are developed and they have to learn a very difficult foreign language. They are basically studying law (the Torah is religious law) and a completely unrelated language and writing system from their home country. Great stuff for the brain.

  162. So it is just a coincidence that all the European countries are rich and high tech, and all the east Asian countries have climbed from poverty to becoming wealthy

    And all the money poured into Africa have done nothing?

    IQ matters because economics is competition

    Africa could probably build smartphones, but nobody would buy them because they would be inferior to the smartphones built by developed countries.

    Economic competition is a game of numbers, the countries with the most smart and competent people win.

    This is why South America’s economy basically never improves and the country is stuck exporting natural resources.

    A country with a handful of smart people for example Mexico would never be able to compete with a country like Japan or South Korea

    Likewise the US will never be able to compete, the US was able to dominate the world precisely because it had a large population of white people. The US in the 1950’s and 1960’s was around 95% white.

  163. Is English your second language? Did you get under 500 on the verbal portion of the SAT?

    But apparently, I am the Russian troll. Good one.

    I can tell from your writing style that you are a uneducated fool.

    You removed the statement from the context, when taken with the context it was meant to say neither inherently good or bad and was meant to convey that what is bad debt or good debt is inherently subjective.

    A dictator might think that turning a lump of iron into a statue or guns is a good thing, while another dictator might think using those resources to build a bridge so that people can save time is a better idea.

    Likewise an individual could spend his resources to trade them for hookers and blow while another could spend his resources to attend college.

    But the idea of good or bad is subjective.

    I then did a follow up statement to explain how some debt can create economic growth

  164. Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection, oxygen deprivation, toxin exposure), which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not. And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish, and fish. unz.com/article/the-iq-gap-is-no-longer-a-black-and-white-issue/

  165. Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection oxygen deprivation toxin exposure) which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not.And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish and fish.unz.com/article/the-iq-gap-is-no-longer-a-black-and-white-issue/

  166. These things have never been proven or even make sense especially race. Only to a racist I guess. As far as IQ. You only need enough smart people to run the tech and science and that is not that many people. Can import them if you can .

  167. These things have never been proven or even make sense especially race. Only to a racist I guess. As far as IQ. You only need enough smart people to run the tech and science and that is not that many people. Can import them if you can .

  168. Yes there are we have GWAS studies linking specific genes to academic achievement and IQ, we have IQ adoption studies of white kids being adopted by poor and wealthy parents, and we have transracial adoption studies from the US and Scandinavia. The GWAS studies show that researchers can accurately predict academic achievement and IQ simply by looking at a individuals gene sequence. The white adoption studies show, that white children have the IQ of their biological parents and this didn’t change whether they were adopted by rich families or poor families The transracial adoption studies show that the same pattern appears when white american families adopt black/white/Asian babies The same result was found in the Scandinavian studies, adopted Korean babies had higher IQ’s than adopted Scandinavian babies who in turn had higher IQ’s than adopted African babies. All of this is evidence that IQ is genetic. Once you accept that IQ is genetic, then the mass IQ gap between blacks and whites are due to genetics

  169. Yes there are we have GWAS studies linking specific genes to academic achievement and IQ we have IQ adoption studies of white kids being adopted by poor and wealthy parents and we have transracial adoption studies from the US and Scandinavia.The GWAS studies show that researchers can accurately predict academic achievement and IQ simply by looking at a individuals gene sequence. The white adoption studies show that white children have the IQ of their biological parents and this didn’t change whether they were adopted by rich families or poor families The transracial adoption studies show that the same pattern appears when white american families adopt black/white/Asian babiesThe same result was found in the Scandinavian studies adopted Korean babies had higher IQ’s than adopted Scandinavian babies who in turn had higher IQ’s than adopted African babies. All of this is evidence that IQ is genetic. Once you accept that IQ is genetic then the mass IQ gap between blacks and whites are due to genetics

  170. It is great to bring over skilled people. Everyone wants them, so you have to compete for them. Better is to get kids with good grades out of high school in those countries and send them to special colleges here that are set up to teach them partially in their own language and have food in the cafeterias that they are used to. Their parents will even pay good money. After they graduate, you offer them incentives to stay. And since they are already here, I think they will be more likely to stay.
    Short term that approach makes sense. Long term, it is better to improve prenatal nutrition for all pregnant Americans. I don’t mean that pathetic stuff we do now. I mean crank up the iodine, choline, B vitamins and fresh fruit consumption. Get them eating fish, lobster, eggs, and more. And we need to test nutrients to find optimum dosages. I think we can push up IQ at least one standard deviation by improvements in nutrition, reduction of toxins, and an assault on pathogens. There should be fines for spreading diseases. Serious fines for improper cleaning in restaurants and food courts. Every grocery basket should be cleaned before you get it. All sorts of counters should be cleaned frequently, like at the bank, or checkout lines, keypads need to be cleaned. You should not be taking infectious children anywhere. School desks should be cleaned daily, not once or twice a year. Old lead paint needs to go. Lead needs to be banned for virtually everything, and cleaned up. Coal power plants need shut down. Too much mercury release which ends up in the ocean and in the fish.
    Improvements in education especially early education could provide another standard deviation or more I think. We need to get kids learning foreign languages at 4 or 5 years old, learning musical instruments, abacuses, visualization, logic, reasoning skills a little later. They should all start programming by 9 or 10. Memory skills should be developed. We have swung way too far away from memorization stuff. That is a skill too, and it needs to be trained not just left to them to try to figure out. The techniques of memory experts need to be taught.
    Sadly, most of our teachers are not up to the task today. I think we will need a lot of computer programs and experts to close the gap.

    And we need to fight the misinformation that you can succeed without putting in hours and struggling with challenging activities. We need to shoot down the idea that being intelligent is a thing to be honored in its own right rather than genuine accomplishment. It is what you do that matters not what you are capable of doing.

    And we need to change school hours. Kids do not function well early, especially teens. We need more days of school and longer days. But not more of the same. Teach them skills like pipe fitting, welding, typing, CAD…all sorts of stuff. Every kid should graduate high school with 2 trades well learned as well as the coursework to transfer to college for 95%.

  171. There is no generally accepted evidence that people of any ethnicity or race, when raised in the same climate, with the same access to education, nutrition, and medical care, vary significantly in average IQ. Although there is some controversial evidence that the somewhat inbred population characterized as Ashkenazi Jews may be slightly above average in intelligence, even after all other factors are discounted.

  172. There is no generally accepted evidence that people of any ethnicity or race when raised in the same climate with the same access to education nutrition and medical care vary significantly in average IQ. Although there is some controversial evidence that the somewhat inbred population characterized as Ashkenazi Jews may be slightly above average in intelligence even after all other factors are discounted.

  173. That’s not how trade wars works Imagine if you had two people One guy had water, the other guy had food And they traded food for water by exchanging currency Now these two guys got into a fight, water guy gets angry so he says if you want to buy my water you need to pay 35% more . Food guy responds by saying you need to pay 35% more for food. So who wins? The person who wins is the person who can replace the other guy by finding a 3rd guy to trade with. In this case China was trading manufactured goods for agriculture and oil China already replaced the US by switching to other crops and other countries are growing more soybeans The US on the other hand, has no replacement for china, and there will be no replacement for china in the future. There is no replacement for millions of high IQ people willing to work for pennies As a result Chinese consumers are feeling no pain, US consumers are seeing price hikes of 30%+ The trade deficit has actually grown despite the tariffs hitting in September So in the food water analogy, the water guy was able to find another food guy so he wins he has water and buys cheap food , the food guy loses because he is forced to trade with the guy he hates (water guy) and has to pay 30% more So the US can put as much tariffs as they want, but the end result is still Americans buying stuff from China and the tariffs will be paid by US citizens

  174. That’s not how trade wars worksImagine if you had two peopleOne guy had water the other guy had food And they traded food for water by exchanging currencyNow these two guys got into a fight water guy gets angry so he says if you want to buy my water you need to pay 35{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} more .Food guy responds by saying you need to pay 35{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} more for food. So who wins? The person who wins is the person who can replace the other guy by finding a 3rd guy to trade with. In this case China was trading manufactured goods for agriculture and oil China already replaced the US by switching to other crops and other countries are growing more soybeans The US on the other hand has no replacement for china and there will be no replacement for china in the future. There is no replacement for millions of high IQ people willing to work for pennies As a result Chinese consumers are feeling no pain US consumers are seeing price hikes of 30{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}+ The trade deficit has actually grown despite the tariffs hitting in September So in the food water analogy the water guy was able to find another food guy so he wins he has water and buys cheap food the food guy loses because he is forced to trade with the guy he hates (water guy) and has to pay 30{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} moreSo the US can put as much tariffs as they want but the end result is still Americans buying stuff from China and the tariffs will be paid by US citizens

  175. The blue wave is happening, I am a republican myself but I am not delusional enough to ignore reality. Trump may win reelection and on Nov 6, but it will be by the skin of the teeth, every president after Trump will be democratic every election afterwards will be massive democratic victories. This is because demographics, whites are the biggest group voting republicans and America’s white percentage is falling. Due to immigration and whites not reproducing. Whites are also dying the fastest, but that is because we are the oldest. The average age of a white person in the US is somewhere around 50-60 When we look at the babies being born over 50% are non white, yes non white births are outnumbering white births Trump won by capturing 58% of white votes and got under 30% of the blacks/Hispanic/Asian vote

  176. The blue wave is happening I am a republican myself but I am not delusional enough to ignore reality. Trump may win reelection and on Nov 6 but it will be by the skin of the teeth every president after Trump will be democratic every election afterwards will be massive democratic victories. This is because demographics whites are the biggest group voting republicans and America’s white percentage is falling. Due to immigration and whites not reproducing. Whites are also dying the fastest but that is because we are the oldest. The average age of a white person in the US is somewhere around 50-60 When we look at the babies being born over 50{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} are non white yes non white births are outnumbering white births Trump won by capturing 58{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} of white votes and got under 30{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} of the blacks/Hispanic/Asian vote

  177. Completely untrue, the US grew the fastest in the 1950’s and 1960’s when inequality was little The only thing that is definitely linked to economic growth is IQ and race. The majority Hispanic and black future US will have have the IQ and economics of south America combined with africa

  178. Completely untrue the US grew the fastest in the 1950’s and 1960’s when inequality was little The only thing that is definitely linked to economic growth is IQ and race. The majority Hispanic and black future US will have have the IQ and economics of south America combined with africa

  179. Humans have extremely low genetic diversity due to a genetic bottleneck. 70,000 years ago only a few thousand humans survived…something. Could have been anything. A supervolcano in Indonesia is the lead candidate, however somehow chimps did not have the same problem, and last I looked, they had lungs too, so I suspect it was something else. Or maybe the chimp population just spread out earlier and some large populations were spared.

    It just is very unlikely that genetics can explain our differences satisfactorily…because we are not that different.

  180. The Ashkenazi Jewish difference has been traced to educational programs for religious debate and such. If you test completely secular Jews, who grew up that way, the difference becomes very small usually explainable by economic advantages. Reasoning skills are developed and they have to learn a very difficult foreign language. They are basically studying law (the Torah is religious law) and a completely unrelated language and writing system from their home country. Great stuff for the brain.

  181. The ghost city is a myth, A quick look on google maps at Ordos Kangbashi shows plenty of cars in the streets, in parking lots and parked on the sidewalk

  182. The ghost city is a myth A quick look on google maps at Ordos Kangbashi shows plenty of cars in the streets in parking lots and parked on the sidewalk

  183. Google maps is a Chinese conspiracy now? Warren you are delusional Google maps shows plenty of cars parked in Ordos Kangbashi the location of the alleged ghost town Or is your low IQ brain too simple to figure out how to use google maps and satellite mode?

  184. Google maps is a Chinese conspiracy now? Warren you are delusional Google maps shows plenty of cars parked in Ordos Kangbashi the location of the alleged ghost townOr is your low IQ brain too simple to figure out how to use google maps and satellite mode?

  185. If India was producing 10 million super geniuses per year, then India would not be a third world country. IBM, INTEL, APPLE would all be moving to India New companies would be springing up in India, Foreign investors would be flooding to India to build labs and hire researchers hoping to get patents and breakthroughs Except they don’t, they stay in the US and bring over a couple of thousand. There is a reason for this, India simply does not have that much genius the average IQ of India is around 83 Meanwhile most developed countries (European) average around 100 IQ If genius is taken to be 140 IQ, and Standard deviation for IQ is around 15. A 140 IQ Indian would be 4 standard deviations above the mean, while a 140 IQ would only be 3 standard deviations above the European mean. The few 10,000 that are brought over are simply the best out of a billion people, and these 10,000 best of the best are barely equal to a slightly above average American employees

  186. If India was producing 10 million super geniuses per year then India would not be a third world country. IBM INTEL APPLE would all be moving to India New companies would be springing up in India Foreign investors would be flooding to India to build labs and hire researchers hoping to get patents and breakthroughsExcept they don’t they stay in the US and bring over a couple of thousand. There is a reason for this India simply does not have that much genius the average IQ of India is around 83 Meanwhile most developed countries (European) average around 100 IQIf genius is taken to be 140 IQ and Standard deviation for IQ is around 15. A 140 IQ Indian would be 4 standard deviations above the mean while a 140 IQ would only be 3 standard deviations above the European mean. The few 10000 that are brought over are simply the best out of a billion people and these 10000 best of the best are barely equal to a slightly above average American employees

  187. Same crap as always. Most of IQ is a result of prenatal nutrition and events during pregnancy and delivery (infection, oxygen deprivation, toxin exposure), which is in no way affected by adoption. They still had the same intrauterine environment adopted or not.

    And certain coastal groups of Africans are outperforming everyone in English schools because they got better early nutrition eating lots of crayfish, and fish.

    unz.com/article/the-iq-gap-is-no-longer-a-black-and-white-issue/

  188. You are a paid Russian troll. I would me more careful if I were you with words given the damage you trying to do to the US.

  189. You are a paid Russian troll. I would me more careful if I were you with words given the damage you trying to do to the US.

  190. These things have never been proven or even make sense especially race. Only to a racist I guess. As far as IQ. You only need enough smart people to run the tech and science and that is not that many people. Can import them if you can .

  191. Yes there are we have GWAS studies linking specific genes to academic achievement and IQ, we have IQ adoption studies of white kids being adopted by poor and wealthy parents, and we have transracial adoption studies from the US and Scandinavia.

    The GWAS studies show that researchers can accurately predict academic achievement and IQ simply by looking at a individuals gene sequence.

    The white adoption studies show, that white children have the IQ of their biological parents and this didn’t change whether they were adopted by rich families or poor families

    The transracial adoption studies show that the same pattern appears when white american families adopt black/white/Asian babies

    The same result was found in the Scandinavian studies, adopted Korean babies had higher IQ’s than adopted Scandinavian babies who in turn had higher IQ’s than adopted African babies.

    All of this is evidence that IQ is genetic.

    Once you accept that IQ is genetic, then the mass IQ gap between blacks and whites are due to genetics

  192. Countries with too much equality grow slower and therefore have questionable future. A degree of inequality make driven people work even harder and achieve more.

  193. Countries with too much equality grow slower and therefore have questionable future. A degree of inequality make driven people work even harder and achieve more.

  194. China exports to US 3 times as much as US to China and that means US can tariff more products than China can. It elementary. Chinese stock market is down 35% since the beginning of the Trade War, US stock market is UP 15%. Chinese currency is down a LOT against the dollar. Again stop the Russian troll propaganda.

  195. China exports to US 3 times as much as US to China and that means US can tariff more products than China can. It elementary. Chinese stock market is down 35{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} since the beginning of the Trade War US stock market is UP 15{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}. Chinese currency is down a LOT against the dollar. Again stop the Russian troll propaganda.

  196. There is no generally accepted evidence that people of any ethnicity or race, when raised in the same climate, with the same access to education, nutrition, and medical care, vary significantly in average IQ. Although there is some controversial evidence that the somewhat inbred population characterized as Ashkenazi Jews may be slightly above average in intelligence, even after all other factors are discounted.

  197. That’s not how trade wars works

    Imagine if you had two people

    One guy had water, the other guy had food

    And they traded food for water by exchanging currency

    Now these two guys got into a fight, water guy gets angry so he says if you want to buy my water you need to pay 35% more .

    Food guy responds by saying you need to pay 35% more for food.

    So who wins?

    The person who wins is the person who can replace the other guy by finding a 3rd guy to trade with.

    In this case China was trading manufactured goods for agriculture and oil

    China already replaced the US by switching to other crops and other countries are growing more soybeans

    The US on the other hand, has no replacement for china, and there will be no replacement for china in the future. There is no replacement for millions of high IQ people willing to work for pennies

    As a result Chinese consumers are feeling no pain, US consumers are seeing price hikes of 30%+

    The trade deficit has actually grown despite the tariffs hitting in September

    So in the food water analogy, the water guy was able to find another food guy so he wins he has water and buys cheap food , the food guy loses because he is forced to trade with the guy he hates (water guy) and has to pay 30% more

    So the US can put as much tariffs as they want, but the end result is still Americans buying stuff from China and the tariffs will be paid by US citizens

  198. The blue wave is happening, I am a republican myself but I am not delusional enough to ignore reality.

    Trump may win reelection and on Nov 6, but it will be by the skin of the teeth, every president after Trump will be democratic every election afterwards will be massive democratic victories.

    This is because demographics, whites are the biggest group voting republicans and America’s white percentage is falling. Due to immigration and whites not reproducing.

    Whites are also dying the fastest, but that is because we are the oldest. The average age of a white person in the US is somewhere around 50-60

    When we look at the babies being born over 50% are non white, yes non white births are outnumbering white births

    Trump won by capturing 58% of white votes and got under 30% of the blacks/Hispanic/Asian vote

  199. Completely untrue, the US grew the fastest in the 1950’s and 1960’s when inequality was little

    The only thing that is definitely linked to economic growth is IQ and race.

    The majority Hispanic and black future US will have have the IQ and economics of south America combined with africa

  200. Google maps is a Chinese conspiracy now?

    Warren you are delusional

    Google maps shows plenty of cars parked in Ordos Kangbashi the location of the alleged ghost town

    Or is your low IQ brain too simple to figure out how to use google maps and satellite mode?

  201. If India was producing 10 million super geniuses per year, then India would not be a third world country.

    IBM, INTEL, APPLE would all be moving to India

    New companies would be springing up in India, Foreign investors would be flooding to India to build labs and hire researchers hoping to get patents and breakthroughs

    Except they don’t, they stay in the US and bring over a couple of thousand.

    There is a reason for this, India simply does not have that much genius the average IQ of India is around 83

    Meanwhile most developed countries (European) average around 100 IQ

    If genius is taken to be 140 IQ, and Standard deviation for IQ is around 15. A 140 IQ Indian would be 4 standard deviations above the mean, while a 140 IQ would only be 3 standard deviations above the European mean.

    The few 10,000 that are brought over are simply the best out of a billion people, and these 10,000 best of the best are barely equal to a slightly above average American employees

  202. If US wants to be top dog in next decades, there’s only one way to not lose current position to China Invite at least 8-10 million young people anually, mainly from India and other developing countries. Increase population by at least 10 million new, smart, medium to high IQ brains per year. Ultimately innovation game is numbers game. Having more sophisticated brains, you will outthink competitor. More(STEM educated) brains you have and more resources you will give them, more technologially advanced you will be. The only reason why China is not already nr 1 is the fact that although they have 1,4 billion brains, only small fraction are educated, sophisticated, innovaive brains. Still, they’re adding more than 8 million graduates per year to their workforce nowadays, many of them engineers and scientists. And if number of sophisticated brains in US won’t start increasing by the same number as in China, China’s dominance in sci-tech is a done deal. Like I said, because US have so tiny population compared to China, only way is to hugely increase population, ultimately even match China’s population.

  203. If US wants to be top dog in next decades there’s only one way to not lose current position to ChinaInvite at least 8-10 million young people anually mainly from India and other developing countries.Increase population by at least 10 million new smart medium to high IQ brains per year.Ultimately innovation game is numbers game. Having more sophisticated brains you will outthink competitor. More(STEM educated) brains you have and more resources you will give them more technologially advanced you will be. The only reason why China is not already nr 1 is the fact that although they have 14 billion brains only small fraction are educated sophisticated innovaive brains. Still they’re adding more than 8 million graduates per year to their workforce nowadays many of them engineers and scientists.And if number of sophisticated brains in US won’t start increasing by the same number as in China China’s dominance in sci-tech is a done deal. Like I said because US have so tiny population compared to China only way is to hugely increase population ultimately even match China’s population.

  204. The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018″ So what? Has NOTHING to do with the tax cuts. You read that right. Deficit increased ENTIRELY because of spending increases. “Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more ” SO WHAT? “Are you dumb, clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts.” Just proved that you don’t know what you are talking about. You can’t refer to income tax cuts as the cause of social security having problems. TWO different budgets, with two different revenue sources. “When these get cut, people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things ” What gets cut? Social security? Nope. Cutting the discretionary budget won’t touch social security’s budget. “Income tax is your revenue, the federal budget is your spending ” NOT for entitlements. The fact that you can not grasp this proves 100% that you do not even now what you are talking about. Period. ” decreased spending by consumers” WTF! Government spending cuts does not equate to ‘decreased spending by consumers’. Again, you can’t get the terminology even right. And what about those ghost cities STILL THERE…ROTTING AWAY? Well?

  205. The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018″”So what? Has NOTHING to do with the tax cuts. You read that right. Deficit increased ENTIRELY because of spending increases.””””Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more “”””SO WHAT?””””Are you dumb”””” clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts.””””Just proved that you don’t know what you are talking about. You can’t refer to income tax cuts as the cause of social security having problems. TWO different budgets”””” with two different revenue sources. “”””When these get cut”””” people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things “”””What gets cut? Social security? Nope. Cutting the discretionary budget won’t touch social security’s budget.””””Income tax is your revenue”””” the federal budget is your spending “”””NOT for entitlements.The fact that you can not grasp this proves 100{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} that you do not even now what you are talking about. Period.”””” decreased spending by consumers””””WTF! Government spending cuts does not equate to ‘decreased spending by consumers’. Again”””” you can’t get the terminology even right.And what about those ghost cities STILL THERE…ROTTING AWAY? Well?”””

  206. Nope, China is already dominating smartphones, electric cars, drones, AI, The Huawei mate 20, is the first smartphone with a 7nm processor and is faster and more energy efficient than any other phone on the market China makes and exports more electric cars than any other country and every major car manufacturer is planning to use Chinese batteries for their cars and have wrote contracts with CATL Drones, China DGI owns the entire marketshare for domestic drones AI – Chinese startups received more venture capital, china has more ai startups, china has more ai startups worth over 1 billion valuation aka unicorns

  207. Nope China is already dominating smartphones electric cars drones AI The Huawei mate 20 is the first smartphone with a 7nm processor and is faster and more energy efficient than any other phone on the market China makes and exports more electric cars than any other country and every major car manufacturer is planning to use Chinese batteries for their cars and have wrote contracts with CATLDrones China DGI owns the entire marketshare for domestic drones AI – Chinese startups received more venture capital china has more ai startups china has more ai startups worth over 1 billion valuation aka unicorns

  208. Absolutely delusional read the article Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’ – The New York Times This is the REAL AMERICA, full of homeless college dropouts in environments filled with drugs and violence The US has no future, the US economy is living on borrowed time The vast majority of America does not look like your lily white suburb, filled with highly educated and wealthy white people making 6 figures and sending their kids to private schools

  209. Absolutely delusional read the articleTrapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’ – The New York TimesThis is the REAL AMERICA full of homeless college dropouts in environments filled with drugs and violence The US has no future the US economy is living on borrowed timeThe vast majority of America does not look like your lily white suburb filled with highly educated and wealthy white people making 6 figures and sending their kids to private schools

  210. FXstreet = 3.1% Kiplinger = 3.3% US Business = 3.4% NY FED = 2.6% WSJ = 3.1% CNBC = 3.4% ST Louis FED = 3.4% The only institution predicting 3.9% is Atlanta FED So 3.2% is reasonable, 3.9% is not because it is clearly a outlier ——————————————- >Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually, all Congress has to do is stop the GROWTH of the rate of spending and freeze it for a few years to bring the budget into balance. Tax receipts pouring in are the largest ever recorded. Basic math The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018 Tax Revenue – Government spending for FY 2018 = is -779 billion If the government doesn’t cut anything then they still lose 779 billion a year. This means that the government needs to cut spending by at least 779 billion Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more ——————————————— >No they aren’t. And what does that have to do with the tax cuts on INCOME TAXES? Nothing. Those senators are talking about the ENTITLEMENTS BUDGET Are you dumb, clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts. When these get cut, people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things —————————————- >INCOME TAX cuts somehow means a deficit in the entitlements budget, when in fact that is not the case at all. Income tax is your revenue, the federal budget is your spending The US this fiscal year spent far more than what they collected 779 billion This means that in the future eventually they will need to reduce spending meaning riots and decreased spending by consumers

  211. FXstreet = 3.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}Kiplinger = 3.3{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}US Business = 3.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}NY FED = 2.6{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}WSJ = 3.1{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}CNBC = 3.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}ST Louis FED = 3.4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}The only institution predicting 3.9{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} is Atlanta FEDSo 3.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} is reasonable 3.9{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} is not because it is clearly a outlier ——————————————->Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually all Congress has to do is stop the GROWTH of the rate of spending and freeze it for a few years to bring the budget into balance. Tax receipts pouring in are the largest ever recorded. Basic math The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018Tax Revenue – Government spending for FY 2018 = is -779 billion If the government doesn’t cut anything then they still lose 779 billion a year. This means that the government needs to cut spending by at least 779 billion Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more ———————————————>No they aren’t. And what does that have to do with the tax cuts on INCOME TAXES? Nothing. Those senators are talking about the ENTITLEMENTS BUDGETAre you dumb clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts. When these get cut people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things—————————————-

  212. I already debunked you 3 times regarding ghost cities” No, you have not. They are still there. For YEARS. Rotting away.

  213. I already debunked you 3 times regarding ghost cities””No”””” you have not. They are still there. For YEARS. Rotting away.”””

  214. >US economy is larger, stronger and more diversified than China’s and that’s why it is winning the trade war The US isn’t winning, look at the news Ford is announcing mass layoffs and operating loss of 1 billion Farmers are begging for government help China doesn’t need the US, China only buys agriculture + oil and these goods have been easily replaced already Chinese consumers are pretty much unaffected the US on the other hand buys numerous things from China that are not easy to replace US consumers are looking at 30% price increases ————————————— The fact that China was able to build the bridge means that China can afford the debt. In fact all of China’s debt is internal So the Chinese government is borrowing iron and manpower from private citizens to build bridges and infrastructure and this benefits the entire country in the future because Chinese citizens will save time and resources. Likewise when the Chinese government builds infrastructure projects they borrow the resources and manpower from their citizens Bad debt would be if they wanted to build a bridge so they borrow 50 tons of iron from another country, and promised to give back 60 tons in the future.

  215. >US economy is larger stronger and more diversified than China’s and that’s why it is winning the trade warThe US isn’t winning look at the news Ford is announcing mass layoffs and operating loss of 1 billion Farmers are begging for government helpChina doesn’t need the US China only buys agriculture + oil and these goods have been easily replaced alreadyChinese consumers are pretty much unaffected the US on the other hand buys numerous things from China that are not easy to replace US consumers are looking at 30{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} price increases —————————————The fact that China was able to build the bridge means that China can afford the debt. In fact all of China’s debt is internal So the Chinese government is borrowing iron and manpower from private citizens to build bridges and infrastructure and this benefits the entire country in the future because Chinese citizens will save time and resources. Likewise when the Chinese government builds infrastructure projects they borrow the resources and manpower from their citizens Bad debt would be if they wanted to build a bridge so they borrow 50 tons of iron from another country and promised to give back 60 tons in the future.

  216. I should have said 1″000{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}+””. It’s honestly hard to keep track of Venezuela.”””

  217. I already debunked you 3 times regarding ghost cities Google maps the following areas, switch to satellite view Ordos Kangbashi New Area No.5 Elementary School, Minfu Road, Ejin Horo, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China switch to satellite view and scroll around, there are literally cars everywhere Now zoom out and Zoom into other areas, there are plenty of cars Its really funny Warren, since every year you keep backpedaling on china and moving your goal posts —————————– Meanwhile lets look at the US mal investments, healthcare all of the government money is being siphoned into the pockets of doctors and health insurance companies. social security all of this money is going into the pockets of people permanently on welfare Military – the vast bulk of this money is being used to build equipment that will never be used, to pay for overseas military bases, and to bomb 3rd world countries Interest – this money is going into the pockets of bond investors As you can see all of the US investments are costs rather than investments, none of them will increase the amount of resources or technology in the future China is the opposite all of your debts are investments Meanwhile your infrastructure is crumbling your masters and PHD level scientists and engineers are all foreigners Your justice system, your prison system is overcrowded so overcrowded that people with multiple assaults are walking around freely never serving a single day in jail Multiple states are literally threatening to secede Political violence occurs every week You are delusional if you think the US is not on the decline, whites are going extinct and being replaced by low iq Hispanics Republicans will lose 2020 or 2024 due to demographics, whites not reproducing, illegal aliens voting and outbreeding and at that point the borders will be open and millions of Syrian and somali refugees will all ahead to America

  218. I already debunked you 3 times regarding ghost citiesGoogle maps the following areas switch to satellite viewOrdos Kangbashi New Area No.5 Elementary School Minfu Road Ejin Horo Ordos Inner Mongolia Chinaswitch to satellite view and scroll around there are literally cars everywhereNow zoom out and Zoom into other areas there are plenty of cars Its really funny Warren since every year you keep backpedaling on china and moving your goal posts —————————–Meanwhile lets look at the US mal investments healthcare all of the government money is being siphoned into the pockets of doctors and health insurance companies. social security all of this money is going into the pockets of people permanently on welfare Military – the vast bulk of this money is being used to build equipment that will never be used to pay for overseas military bases and to bomb 3rd world countries Interest – this money is going into the pockets of bond investors As you can see all of the US investments are costs rather than investments none of them will increase the amount of resources or technology in the futureChina is the opposite all of your debts are investments Meanwhile your infrastructure is crumblingyour masters and PHD level scientists and engineers are all foreignersYour justice system your prison system is overcrowded so overcrowded that people with multiple assaults are walking around freely never serving a single day in jail Multiple states are literally threatening to secedePolitical violence occurs every week You are delusional if you think the US is not on the decline whites are going extinct and being replaced by low iq Hispanics Republicans will lose 2020 or 2024 due to demographics whites not reproducing illegal aliens voting and outbreeding and at that point the borders will be open and millions of Syrian and somali refugees will all ahead to America

  219. It makes them more than worthless. I’ve been working in CRE for fourteen years now. I’ve worked deals and development on everything from little strip malls to giant high rises. They are all the same: without constant upkeep they become money pits quickly. Many of those “ghost” buildings will cost as much to put into service as they did to build initially. Many will have to be demolished entirely.

  220. It makes them more than worthless. I’ve been working in CRE for fourteen years now. I’ve worked deals and development on everything from little strip malls to giant high rises. They are all the same: without constant upkeep they become money pits quickly. Many of those ghost”” buildings will cost as much to put into service as they did to build initially. Many will have to be demolished entirely.”””

  221. Exactly. And even better: Stormy lost her case. AND the judge ordered her to pay all of Trump’s legal expenses. So all those libtards who donated to her GoFundMe legal fund now get to see their money go to pay off Trump’s legal bills. Then there is the backlash on the whole 1/1024 Cherokee Blood Pocahontas Warren just set off. Then there is Beto being told by Dem party hacks that he’s a) already lost the race in Texas and b) to give his $38 million war chest from Soros to other Democrats around the country who are in more competitive races and could put the money to better use. Beto told them all to go to hell. If Dems can’t do progressive redistribution of wealth amongst themselves, why should their core base believe that they will do so on ‘the rich’ if they get power? Hahahahahahah. I mean, it just keeps getting better and better! Blue Wave my âss…

  222. Exactly.And even better: Stormy lost her case. AND the judge ordered her to pay all of Trump’s legal expenses.So all those libtards who donated to her GoFundMe legal fund now get to see their money go to pay off Trump’s legal bills. Then there is the backlash on the whole 1/1024 Cherokee Blood Pocahontas Warren just set off.Then there is Beto being told by Dem party hacks that he’s a) already lost the race in Texas and b) to give his $38 million war chest from Soros to other Democrats around the country who are in more competitive races and could put the money to better use. Beto told them all to go to hell. If Dems can’t do progressive redistribution of wealth amongst themselves why should their core base believe that they will do so on ‘the rich’ if they get power? Hahahahahahah.I mean it just keeps getting better and better! Blue Wave my âss…”

  223. 2018 Q3 = 3.2% – predicted ” No, more like 3.9% predicted. And these things are always revised upwards months after the quarter ends, too. “There is no way that Q4 is going to be high enough so that the yearly growth averages to 4%” Funny. Same sources said there was no way GDP growth would be higher than 2% — that was the new ‘normal’, as per Obama lackies. “And this is WITH massive tax cuts that are unsustainable ” Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually, all Congress has to do is stop the GROWTH of the rate of spending and freeze it for a few years to bring the budget into balance. Tax receipts pouring in are the largest ever recorded. “now do the math Senators are already talking about cutting medicare and social security. ” No they aren’t. And what does that have to do with the tax cuts on INCOME TAXES? Nothing. Those senators are talking about the ENTITLEMENTS BUDGET, not the discretionary one that income tax revenues go into. Unless you are claiming that the GOP instituted MASSIVE cuts in our payroll taxes? If so, why didn’t I see it in my paycheck? Answer: the media who spin this are counting on the average American not knowing the difference between the entitlements budget and discretionary, so they can be manipulated into believing that INCOME TAX cuts somehow means a deficit in the entitlements budget, when in fact that is not the case at all. We have a deficit in the entitlements budget because of demographics, not the GOP. So far I have exposed how you got two of your facts completely wrong. Stop reading libtard news sources.

  224. 2018 Q3 = 3.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – predicted “”No”” more like 3.9{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} predicted. And these things are always revised upwards months after the quarter ends”” too.””””There is no way that Q4 is going to be high enough so that the yearly growth averages to 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}””””Funny. Same sources said there was no way GDP growth would be higher than 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} — that was the new ‘normal'”””” as per Obama lackies.””””And this is WITH massive tax cuts that are unsustainable “”””Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually”””” all Congress has to do is stop the GROWTH of the rate of spending and freeze it for a few years to bring the budget into balance. Tax receipts pouring in are the largest ever recorded.””””now do the math Senators are already talking about cutting medicare and social security. “”””No they aren’t. And what does that have to do with the tax cuts on INCOME TAXES? Nothing. Those senators are talking about the ENTITLEMENTS BUDGET”” not the discretionary one that income tax revenues go into. Unless you are claiming that the GOP instituted MASSIVE cuts in our payroll taxes? If so why didn’t I see it in my paycheck? Answer: the media who spin this are counting on the average American not knowing the difference between the entitlements budget and discretionary so they can be manipulated into believing that INCOME TAX cuts somehow means a deficit in the entitlements budget when in fact that is not the case at all. We have a deficit in the entitlements budget because of demographics”” not the GOP.So far I have exposed how you got two of your facts completely wrong. Stop reading libtard news sources.”””

  225. If a country spends money to build a bridge creating debt, if nobody uses the bridge its bad debt if the bridge is at max capacity and many people using it and they save time then it is good debt” How about ghost cities? Oh, Brian and others gave us the BS spin that ghost cities were simply the way Chinese do development. They build the buildings — unfinished inside — and people buy their units and finish the inside construction. Except the same ghost cities that were there as long as 8 years ago are (gasp!) STILL ghost cities. Rotting away, too. Which makes them pretty worthless. Nobody is using that bridge, for sure. But the debt still needs to be paid that accumulated from building it. This is called ‘malinvestments’ whether it is a bridge or an entire city.

  226. If a country spends money to build a bridge creating debt” if nobody uses the bridge its bad debt if the bridge is at max capacity and many people using it and they save time then it is good debt””How about ghost cities?Oh”” Brian and others gave us the BS spin that ghost cities were simply the way Chinese do development. They build the buildings — unfinished inside — and people buy their units and finish the inside construction. Except the same ghost cities that were there as long as 8 years ago are (gasp!) STILL ghost cities. Rotting away too. Which makes them pretty worthless.Nobody is using that bridge”” for sure. But the debt still needs to be paid that accumulated from building it. This is called ‘malinvestments’ whether it is a bridge or an entire city.”””

  227. Watch Wu Mau Godfree call this all a pack of lies (it isn’t). Even worse is the tally the SOEs have accumulated. And SOE debt is basically government debt, as the SOEs are government entities.

  228. Watch Wu Mau Godfree call this all a pack of lies (it isn’t). Even worse is the tally the SOEs have accumulated. And SOE debt is basically government debt as the SOEs are government entities.

  229. …The 4IR offers the potential to leapfrog stages of development—but it also makes the pathway to development less certain, notably for emerging economies betting on industrialization and the demographic dividend.” Translation: In the new global automated economy, the winners will be those with the best robots who can serve all their domestic needs, not countries who can develop a marketable specialism in exporting goods. And even if they did specialize, they would still have to move production as close as possible to the target market, ideally co-locate it there. China is now slipping into anti-Reform China, as well. Or, Mao 2.0. That is why they are #13 on this list. So, worldwide international trade of manufactured products characterized by deep and long supply chain networks will shrivel up. This means nations that overly depend upon exports right now for their economies are in for a rougher time in adjustment than those who have net deficits of goods like the US does. (There is no real trade deficit for the US, btw. Every $1 that is spent on stuff imported in is balanced by the sale of investment vehicles paid by money coming back in. In fact, there is a net surplus when you look at it this way.) The only thing the robo ships will be shipping will be refined raw materials mostly.

  230. …The 4IR offers the potential to leapfrog stages of development—but it also makes the pathway to development less certain” notably for emerging economies betting on industrialization and the demographic dividend.””Translation: In the new global automated economy”” the winners will be those with the best robots who can serveall their domestic needs not countries who can develop a marketable specialism in exporting goods.And even if they did specialize they would still have to move production as close as possible to thetarget market ideally co-locate it there.China is now slipping into anti-Reform China as well. Or Mao 2.0. That is why they are #13 on this list.So worldwide international trade of manufactured products characterized by deep and long supply chain networks will shrivel up. This means nations that overly depend upon exports right now for their economies are in for a rougher time in adjustment than those who have net deficits of goods like the US does. (There is no real trade deficit for the US btw. Every $1 that is spent on stuff imported in is balanced by the sale of investment vehicles paid by money coming back in. In fact”” there is a net surplus when you look at it this way.)The only thing the robo ships will be shipping will be refined raw materials mostly.”””””””

  231. Countries with too much equality grow slower and therefore have questionable future. A degree of inequality make driven people work even harder and achieve more.

  232. Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-10-17/china-may-have-5-8-trillion-hidden-debt-s-p-says-video

  233. China exports to US 3 times as much as US to China and that means US can tariff more products than China can. It elementary. Chinese stock market is down 35% since the beginning of the Trade War, US stock market is UP 15%. Chinese currency is down a LOT against the dollar. Again stop the Russian troll propaganda.

  234. A good investment tends to increase your future resources In the example of a bridge, by building the bridge you are saving people time so after the bridge is built in the future your country has more manpower to spend in the future. Your investment is the time and resources needed to build the bridge

  235. A good investment tends to increase your future resourcesIn the example of a bridge by building the bridge you are saving people time so after the bridge is built in the future your country has more manpower to spend in the future. Your investment is the time and resources needed to build the bridge

  236. Economics is far more complicated than debt bad, no debt good. What matters is what the debt is being used for. If a country spends money to build a bridge creating debt, if nobody uses the bridge its bad debt if the bridge is at max capacity and many people using it and they save time then it is good debt Risk is not inherently bad either, building a bridge contains risk, the bridge could collapse. There is a possibility that the bridge could go unused. If the bridge is successful, GDP increases and the government collects more tax revenue and the debt gets paid off. The debt represents all the raw material like iron and labor that was used to build the bridge There are some investments that are almost always bad, like building a statue using the iron and labor instead or using the iron and labor to build fighter planes that never see battle

  237. Economics is far more complicated than debt bad no debt good. What matters is what the debt is being used for. If a country spends money to build a bridge creating debt if nobody uses the bridge its bad debt if the bridge is at max capacity and many people using it and they save time then it is good debtRisk is not inherently bad either building a bridge contains risk the bridge could collapse. There is a possibility that the bridge could go unused. If the bridge is successful GDP increases and the government collects more tax revenue and the debt gets paid off. The debt represents all the raw material like iron and labor that was used to build the bridge There are some investments that are almost always bad like building a statue using the iron and labor instead or using the iron and labor to build fighter planes that never see battle

  238. Didn’t Obama start with a recession due to Bush’s policies? To the extent that the state of the economy can be attributed to government policies, you need to look at the policies of a few years earlier.

  239. Didn’t Obama start with a recession due to Bush’s policies?To the extent that the state of the economy can be attributed to government policies you need to look at the policies of a few years earlier.

  240. Anyone see the news yesterday? From Bloomberg: China’s local governments may have accumulated 40 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) of off-balance sheet debt, or even more, suggesting further defaults are in store, according to S&P Global Ratings. “The potential amount of debt is an iceberg with titanic credit risks,” S&P credit analysts led by Gloria Lu wrote in a report Tuesday. Much of the build-up relates to local government financing vehicles, which don’t necessarily mean local governments themselves are on the hook for paying off the obligations.

  241. Anyone see the news yesterday?From Bloomberg: China’s local governments may have accumulated 40 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) of off-balance sheet debt or even more suggesting further defaults are in store according to S&P Global Ratings.“The potential amount of debt is an iceberg with titanic credit risks” S&P credit analysts led by Gloria Lu wrote in a report Tuesday. Much of the build-up relates to local government financing vehicles which don’t necessarily mean local governments themselves are on the hook for paying off the obligations.”

  242. No its not Debt is neither good or bad Debt just means that money is spent, money represents resources China has debt because they are building things, high speed rail, investing in silicon, investing in quantum computing, investing in AI The US has debt primarily because of the military, Social welfare, criminal justice, healthcare, corruption China’s debt is healthy, the US’s debt is not Wealth increases when resources are spent and they end up generating more resources in the future AKA GDP growth, production growth A piece of iron could be turned into a pickaxe that would be used to mine more iron in the future. Or a piece of iron could be turned into a helmet for a war that never happened. The resources spent by China today will result in more resources tomorrow The resources spent by the US today will result in no increase

  243. No its notDebt is neither good or badDebt just means that money is spent money represents resourcesChina has debt because they are building things high speed rail investing in silicon investing in quantum computing investing in AI The US has debt primarily because of the military Social welfare criminal justice healthcare corruptionChina’s debt is healthy the US’s debt is not Wealth increases when resources are spent and they end up generating more resources in the future AKA GDP growth production growth A piece of iron could be turned into a pickaxe that would be used to mine more iron in the future. Or a piece of iron could be turned into a helmet for a war that never happened. The resources spent by China today will result in more resources tomorrow The resources spent by the US today will result in no increase

  244. Where is your math coming from? 2018 Q1 = 2.2% 2018 Q2 = 4.2% 2018 Q3 = 3.2% – predicted There is no way that Q4 is going to be high enough so that the yearly growth averages to 4% And this is WITH massive tax cuts that are unsustainable Look at the Federal deficit, now do the math Senators are already talking about cutting medicare and social security. The moment they do this GDP growth will be sub 2% The US is doomed, the reality is that americans are living pay check to pay check all of them with maxed out credit cards and mortages. The government has maxed out its own credit card. At some point the spending will have to stop, and that’s when americans start rioting and looting it will be Ferguson times 10 China’s government has low debt, China’s corporations have debt but that’s because they are building infrastructure, building labs, building factories etc… China has healthy debt, they aren’t spending billions on dumb wars, billion dollar corruption projects like the San Fran Bridge, Big Dig, NYC subway they aren’t spending billions on a broken healthcare system, and they aren’t paying a bunch of people on the welfare to prison pipeline

  245. Where is your math coming from? 2018 Q1 = 2.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}2018 Q2 = 4.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}2018 Q3 = 3.2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} – predictedThere is no way that Q4 is going to be high enough so that the yearly growth averages to 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}And this is WITH massive tax cuts that are unsustainable Look at the Federal deficit now do the math Senators are already talking about cutting medicare and social security. The moment they do this GDP growth will be sub 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}The US is doomed the reality is that americans are living pay check to pay check all of them with maxed out credit cards and mortages. The government has maxed out its own credit card. At some point the spending will have to stop and that’s when americans start rioting and looting it will be Ferguson times 10China’s government has low debt China’s corporations have debt but that’s because they are building infrastructure building labs building factories etc… China has healthy debt they aren’t spending billions on dumb wars billion dollar corruption projects like the San Fran Bridge Big Dig NYC subway they aren’t spending billions on a broken healthcare system and they aren’t paying a bunch of people on the welfare to prison pipeline

  246. No its not There are 2 GDP numbers GDP Growth and Real Gdp Growth (inflation adjusted) GDP growth is always around 2% higher than real GDP growth Straight from investopedia >The main difference between nominal and real values is that real values are adjusted for inflation, while nominal values are not. As a result, nominal GDP will often appear higher than real GDP. … Values for real GDP are adjusted for differences in prices levels, while figures for nominal GDP are not.

  247. No its notThere are 2 GDP numbersGDP Growth and Real Gdp Growth (inflation adjusted)GDP growth is always around 2{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} higher than real GDP growthStraight from investopedia>The main difference between nominal and real values is that real values are adjusted for inflation while nominal values are not. As a result nominal GDP will often appear higher than real GDP. … Values for real GDP are adjusted for differences in prices levels while figures for nominal GDP are not.

  248. China’s debt/GDP ratio is likely to grow 40% this year alone. China is a debt machine. It’s mostly internalized but that does not mean that it’s not problematic.

  249. China’s debt/GDP ratio is likely to grow 40{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} this year alone. China is a debt machine. It’s mostly internalized but that does not mean that it’s not problematic.

  250. The numbers cited are “real” GDP so as to compare apples to apples. Nominal growth this year is likely closer to 7%. If we were comparing nominal GDP, Venezuela would be crushing the rest of the world with 1,000%+ growth.

  251. The numbers cited are real”” GDP so as to compare apples to apples. Nominal growth this year is likely closer to 7{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}. If we were comparing nominal GDP”” Venezuela would be crushing the rest of the world with 1″”000{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12}+ growth.”””

  252. If US wants to be top dog in next decades, there’s only one way to not lose current position to China

    Invite at least 8-10 million young people anually, mainly from India and other developing countries.
    Increase population by at least 10 million new, smart, medium to high IQ brains per year.

    Ultimately innovation game is numbers game. Having more sophisticated brains, you will outthink competitor. More(STEM educated) brains you have and more resources you will give them, more technologially advanced you will be.

    The only reason why China is not already nr 1 is the fact that although they have 1,4 billion brains, only small fraction are educated, sophisticated, innovaive brains. Still, they’re adding more than 8 million graduates per year to their workforce nowadays, many of them engineers and scientists.

    And if number of sophisticated brains in US won’t start increasing by the same number as in China, China’s dominance in sci-tech is a done deal. Like I said, because US have so tiny population compared to China, only way is to hugely increase population, ultimately even match China’s population.

  253. US grows 4% this year ? But how much of these 4% is inflation in disguise ? Official figures are not , they are made up. (in most country)

  254. US grows 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} this year ? But how much of these 4{22800fc54956079738b58e74e4dcd846757aa319aad70fcf90c97a58f3119a12} is inflation in disguise ? Official figures are not they are made up. (in most country)

  255. “The deficit increased by 779 during FY 2018”

    So what? Has NOTHING to do with the tax cuts.

    You read that right. Deficit increased ENTIRELY because of spending increases.

    “Tax revenue did increase but the spending increased even more ”

    SO WHAT?

    “Are you dumb, clearly I am talking about the Federal budget which means these are payouts.”

    Just proved that you don’t know what you are talking about. You can’t refer to income tax cuts as the cause of social security having problems. TWO different budgets, with two different revenue sources.

    “When these get cut, people will start rioting and GDP will start falling since less people will be buying things ”

    What gets cut? Social security? Nope. Cutting the discretionary budget won’t touch social security’s budget.

    “Income tax is your revenue, the federal budget is your spending ”

    NOT for entitlements.

    The fact that you can not grasp this proves 100% that you do not even now what you are talking about. Period.

    ” decreased spending by consumers”

    WTF! Government spending cuts does not equate to ‘decreased spending by consumers’. Again, you can’t get the terminology even right.

    And what about those ghost cities STILL THERE…ROTTING AWAY? Well?

  256. Nope, China is already dominating smartphones, electric cars, drones, AI,

    The Huawei mate 20, is the first smartphone with a 7nm processor and is faster and more energy efficient than any other phone on the market

    China makes and exports more electric cars than any other country and every major car manufacturer is planning to use Chinese batteries for their cars and have wrote contracts with CATL

    Drones, China DGI owns the entire marketshare for domestic drones

    AI – Chinese startups received more venture capital, china has more ai startups, china has more ai startups worth over 1 billion valuation aka unicorns

  257. Absolutely delusional

    read the article

    Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’ – The New York Times

    This is the REAL AMERICA, full of homeless college dropouts in environments filled with drugs and violence

    The US has no future, the US economy is living on borrowed time

    The vast majority of America does not look like your lily white suburb, filled with highly educated and wealthy white people making 6 figures and sending their kids to private schools

  258. FXstreet = 3.1%
    Kiplinger = 3.3%
    US Business = 3.4%
    NY FED = 2.6%
    WSJ = 3.1%
    CNBC = 3.4%
    ST Louis FED = 3.4%

    The only institution predicting 3.9% is Atlanta FED

    So 3.2% is reasonable, 3.9% is not because it is clearly a outlier

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    >Nope. The massive spending is unsustainable. Actually, all Congr