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by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5163

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

If that weren't the case, why would Apple be manufacturing virtually every one of its products in China? Why is practically everything sold on Amazon made in China? Why is it that Apple in recent years has been moving manufacturing back to the U.S.? Why is it that companies like Taiwan Semiconducto...
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's Trump's next move?
Replies: 40
Views: 1028

Re: What's Trump's next move?

If he wants to continue to exist and spew stuff on the margins in right wing media, more power to him. As long as he's out of the main media spotlight, and only occasionally intrudes, like Rush, works for me. Like AO, I am no longer interested. The more off the deep end conspiracy minded he gets, t...
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5163

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

it's not really that much cheaper to manufacture in China than here these days. How do you figure? Labor costs are still massively lower in China, especially when you factor in benefits such as health care and retirement plans. They're not really that much cheaper these days. Look at what wage grow...
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5163

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

You can count me as undecided on the minimum wage issue. I can make an argument both ways. I think a minimum wage is kind of a bandaid though instead of a fix. It's obvious that we have an issue with a "wealth gap" in our country that is a problem. It's also obvious that both parties see this gap bu...
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians of Reddit
Replies: 133
Views: 2627

Re: Libertarians of Reddit

I don't know if this has been discussed here already, but there is a nifty tool on https://www.politicalcompass.org/ which will allow you to take a test and see where you place on a graph where the boundaries are Auth/Fascism vs. Anarch/Libertarianism on one axis, and Communism/Collectivism Left vs...
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians of Reddit
Replies: 133
Views: 2627

Re: Libertarians of Reddit

And yet you just keep coming back. Why is that? That depends if you believe there is something wrong with not agreeing. I don't agree with a fair amount of the dogma on this board. It doesn't mean there isn't benefit in reading and considering the well thought out arguments that the other side has....
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 252
Views: 5163

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

If minimum wages seriously hurt employment, how do you explain that the US reached some of its best (i.e. lowest) unemployment rates circa 1966-1969 when the minimum wage was at an all time high in real inflation-adjusted (and CPI deflator or NDP deflator productivity-adjusted) terms Empirical resu...
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's Trump's next move?
Replies: 40
Views: 1028

Re: What's Trump's next move?

I think he is going to try to get objections in both the house and senate for the Jan elector count. That will stir up some more drama. Ultimately that will fail though, because even if some state electors go to a vote of confidence, there's no way both house and senate would give a majority vote. B...
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The nastiness may have only begun
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: The nastiness may have only begun

I think once Trump is out of the way, if Biden does stick to his plan he will be able to earn the respect of Republican politicians by being willing to work with them and acknowledging their voice and opinion as legitimate. Especially so if he can lead Pelosi to lower her partisan brick wall and ta...
by pmward
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks
Replies: 51
Views: 2118

Re: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks

once you get in to leveraged funds one can do it . but that is not the normal portfolio .... you cant even find those choices in 401k's . that is where most workers do their investing and growing their money. there are ways of doing it with futures and options too but those are going to be the outl...
by pmward
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians of Reddit
Replies: 133
Views: 2627

Re: Libertarians of Reddit

I fail to understand the point of this post. Is it to demean people or just label people in a way that makes it easier to think they are stupid or their opinion is somehow less valid? I guess I don't see it given that most people here are respectful and thoughtful in their responses even when they ...
by pmward
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks
Replies: 51
Views: 2118

Re: Why I think 2021 will be a blockbuster year for stocks

Way way way to short a time frame so far to be a typical accumulation period which runs 25-40 years .....remember we are talking those with decades to go . I know of no portfolio to date that has beaten 100% equities without it being an outlier if at all over an accumulation stage Did you actually ...