USA

TRADE WARS: Effects on America

This week Trump tweeted he would increase tariffs from 10% to 25% on USD500m+ of Chinese goods. Investors are worried that the additional tariffs hamper economic growth causing uncertainty and volatility in the market. US and Chinese trade officials will resume negotiations in Washington this Thursday/Friday to try for a trade deal. The proposed higher tariffs are scheduled…

Mount Fuji Japan

Trade Sanctions and International Alliances

In light of the proposed trade sanctions proposed on our region, we wanted to pose the questions, where does Australia tie itself? Where should it? As we recently wrote about in our blog on the North Korean Missile Crisis there is significant influence possible by President Putin over North Korea’s Supreme Leader.  Putin characteristically takes…

America: A Failing Warmongering Democracy

A democracy is meant to quickly respond to the wishes of the people through their elected representatives, each with an equal voice.  In a democracy, politicians can influence the will of the people, but never dictate to them. When people vote to install a political leader in a democracy it is expected the leader can…