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usgoosht
Maybe we need a new approach to tariffs, a dynamic tariff that depends on the actual trade numbers.

Country A and country B trade. A sells 60 units to B and B sells 40 units to A this year. Next year, A's goods are tariffed at the rate of (20 / 2)/60. That is, half the trade inbalance over the total of A's trade. Suppose that this doesn't change B's sales to A, but A's sales to B decline to 50 units. The tariff for the next year becomes (10 / 2) / 50. It is added to the exist 1/6 tariff, and the tariff becomes 4/15. Suppose that the next year, B's trade with A still remains the same, but now A's trade with B falls to 36. Then, A's tariff declines by (4/2)/36, 1/18. The tariff for the next year is 52 / 270.

What this ensures, is that over time the tariff gets adjusted until the trade between A and B is balanced. It won't be as neat and tidy as the above example, but it will ensure that any imbalance is small and adjusted for. comment by usgoosht on European Union tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers Jun 21, 2018 7:25 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
That's *legal* immigration, where we choose the best candidates who present themselves.

I suspect the answer would be very different if the question was phrased as, "Should anyone be able to choose by themselves for themselves whether to come to the US or not?"

This whole illegal immigration thing seems to boil down to illegal immigrants saying to themselves:

I would have a better life if I lived in the US.

I have a right to live in the US.

Imagine that a homeless person in the SF Bay area decided:

I would have a better life if I lived in Mark Zuckerberg's mansion.

I have a right to live in Mark Zuckerberg's mansion. comment by usgoosht on Somehow in the Trump era, immigration has never had more popular support Jun 21, 2018 6:22 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
If they don't want to be cured of their ignorance, they should stay home. comment by usgoosht on The Guardian view on refugees: who is our neighbour? | Editorial Jun 18, 2018 11:35 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
They have a disease called ignorance. Is it not our responsibility to cure that disease? comment by usgoosht on The Guardian view on refugees: who is our neighbour? | Editorial Jun 18, 2018 11:34 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
Do refugees not have an obligation to be considerate of their host country? The evidence is that their culture and religion lead to dysfunctional societies, else why are they fleeing? Should they not realize that and adapt? Should we not encourage them, or even force them, to make that adjustment for their and our good? How does it help them to encourage them in their folly? comment by usgoosht on The Guardian view on refugees: who is our neighbour? | Editorial Jun 18, 2018 11:26 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
If the people crossing the border illegally don't want to be separated from their children, all they have to do is not cross the border. The US isn't separating children from their parents in other countries. comment by usgoosht on Donald Trump : 'The United States will not be a migrant camp' video Jun 18, 2018 11:19 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
When a politician in one of those third world dysfunctional societies says he will end corruption, what he means is that he will ensure that the corruption flows to his hands and the hands of those who do his bidding.

The oligarchy of Mexico has cause to be concerned.

See, Chavez, Hugo. Also known as Hugo 'el bobo' Chavez. comment by usgoosht on Populist Message Appears To Be Striking A Cord With Mexicans During Presidential Election Jun 4, 2018 11:33 PM [GMT]
mickey
Roger I hope all went well.
Mickey comment by mickey on Time is on our side. Yes, it is May 28, 2018 9:35 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
What's ironic is that the cult of Islam is so transparently false. Without this constant threat from jihadis, it would soon disappear, as followers realize that mohammed was a false prophet.

Take the rite of ramadan, currently being observed. It means that people north of about the 60th parallel starve to death when it falls during the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. During the time of mohammed, there were thousands of people living north of the arctic circle. The cult of Islam purports to be the final and perfect religion for all mankind. Would an all knowing, all wise deity allow such ignorance to exist in his perfect religion? A religion that he supposedly had waiting for mohammed for thousands of years? Yet, that deity didn't correct mohammed's mistake. I can correct his mistake with a single sentence. Am I a greater prophet than mohammed? Shouldn't an all knowing, all wise deity be able to do as well as I can?

Hmmmm. Is Allah a moron? Or did mohammed have no communication with his deity? Did he just make up ramadan, so it exhibits his ignorance? Worse, did he just make up Allah to justify his own excesses? comment by usgoosht on Indonesia Toughens Antiterror Law After Deadly Islamic State-Linked Attacks May 25, 2018 4:17 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
This is the true nature of the cult of Islam. The so-called 'moderate' Muslims aren't actually Muslim, they are just pretending to be Muslim. When the true Muslims begin gaining power, they perform a few beheadings, stone some folks, amputate some limbs, and soon the 'moderate' Muslims are back in the fold of true Islam.

As long as the scriptures of the cult contain the hatred, intolerance, and incitement to violence that they do, jihadis will arise to enforce true Islam.

They say Islam means peace. Ha ha ha comment by usgoosht on Indonesia Toughens Antiterror Law After Deadly Islamic State-Linked Attacks May 25, 2018 4:08 PM [GMT]

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