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  • America the Third-World Nation in Just 4 Easy Steps

    I'm not a good debater and I have a hard time refuting articles which make assertions which are either wrong conclusions from correct data or complete logical fallacies. In other words, I'm ignorant. This article , from 10 Nov has just been submitted to me to show how removal of trade barriers...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Woody on Tue, Nov 20 2012
  • Buying goods from slave labor

    So let's say a country has slavery (I mean real slavery, not the left's "slavery" of sweatshops), and the slaves produce almost all the goods for export from that country. Is it moral to buy the goods made from slave labor? Edit: Here is a clearer presentation of the problem-- If it...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by SirTenenbaum on Sat, Jul 14 2012
  • Does someone have a simple explanation of Trade Weighted index

    Hello all, I am having a time comming up with a simple explanation of what dollar index (trade weighted index) is. First there is my limitation, as I am not that familiar with it. Second, the only definition I have is from WikiPedia which is a little vague. First question that comes to mind about the...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Norman Bauer on Fri, Jun 15 2012
  • Inflation in relation to trade/trade deficits

    I am trying to understand how inflation contributes to trade defecits and the negative impacts inflation has on trade, who it hurts, and who benefits (especially when looking at US China relations). I have been reading this article: But I am still very confused. How does inflation...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Wed, Mar 16 2011
  • What monetary and trade policy should the United States pursue with China?

    ...and China with the US? And why? Many argue more protectionist policies, but that seems to go against the free market. What would an austrian argue?
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Mon, Mar 7 2011
  • FDI and Inflation Question.

    Does inflation (in its true sense, the inflating of a currency, say the US dollar) drive up FDI statistics? It would seem likely that increasing the money in circulation would, broadly, drive up all kinds of statistical information. Also, I am interested in the broad trends of FDI pre-2007 and since...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Tyler Rouillard on Wed, Jun 30 2010
  • Socialism and Foreign Investment

    From Ludwig von Mises Socialism "Under socialism the situation [capital investment in foreign countries] would be different. It would be impossible for a socialist community to possess means of production lying outside its own borders. It could not invest capital abroad even if it would yielded...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by ChroMattic on Thu, Mar 4 2010
  • Re: response to Krugman?

    Real wealth and real monetary value is created and/or acquired ONLY when the members of a family (or a nation, tribe, city-state, etc.) plant, grow and/or harvest something of commercial value from the earth, extract something of commercial value from the earth, provide professional services (medical...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Gerald Spencer on Mon, Feb 15 2010
  • Re: Best Sources for Understanding Mainstream Economics?

    Economics, Trade Deficit, Government Spending Deficit, Jobs for Americans, and the Buying Power or value of the US Dollar are all interrelated. Each of these principles affect each of the others, and each is very important. These subjects need to be understood by the General Public. Economics is not...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Gerald Spencer on Mon, Feb 15 2010
  • Import/tonnage duties during the early Constitutional period (1788-1800 CE)

    I am wondering if anyone knows anything about the duties on imports and tonnage which the Union imposed in the summer of 1789 as a result of the first session of Congress, or if anyone has any general knowledge about import/tonnage duties. Specifically, I would like answers to the following questions...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Egon on Mon, Jan 25 2010
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