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    Karl Rove's Excellent Paragraph On China

    Disclaimer: You know, I mostly loathe Karl Rove. He was the Minister of Propaganda during the George W. Bush administration, and he learned his craft from the Manual of Propaganda According to Joseph Goebbels. He is a man of little honor and dubious ethics. But no one ever accused him of being dumb. He was not known as 'George W. Bush's Brain' for nothing. He has been writing a weekly column for The Wall Street Journal for some time now. I read it. In part to keep up with what a George W. Bush Republican is thinking about the world today, and about Donald Trump in particular. And Karl Rove is a sometime critic of Donald Trump. His column in today's issue (Thursday, May 31st, 2018) is titled "Trump Should Play The Long Game On Trade", and is all about the complicated U.S.-China trading relationship. And yes, Rove is quite critical of Trump's entire approach to China. One paragraph in particular jumped out at me as being exceedingly astute and well-written. Here it is:


    "While China aims to command the industries of the future, the Trump administration is pursuing trade policies to reclaim America's share of the last century's economy by fixating on goods like steel, aluminum and internal combustion cars. While important, these industries employ an ever-declining number of Americans and generate a diminishing share of gross domestic product. Instead of trying to protect these industries by taxing American businesses and consumers with high tariffs, the administration should safeguard the U.S. competitive edge in the digital economy, data analytics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and other likely drivers of 21st-century economic growth."


    That's not bad, Karl! I've been making the same general critique of Trump's trade strategy. He's focused on 20th century and even 19th century industries, when we NEED to be more concerned with the industries of the FUTURE. I'll see how people react to this before I say more.
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    Axios has had a series of articles on exactly that:

    https://www.axios.com/china-united-s...477e9cfe6.html

    https://www.axios.com/special-report...9390308c2.html

    As is typical of Axios reports, they are short and well written. Well worth your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Axios has had a series of articles on exactly that:

    https://www.axios.com/china-united-s...477e9cfe6.html

    https://www.axios.com/special-report...9390308c2.html

    As is typical of Axios reports, they are short and well written. Well worth your time.
    This last paragraph from the first link is VERY interesting:

    Be smart: Trump showed you can turn China into a villain on trade. But a smart politician could turn China into a unifying villain on virtually every topic — a reason to move fast and together on infrastructure, immigration, regulations, space, robotics, 5G and next-gen education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    This last paragraph from the first link is VERY interesting:

    Be smart: Trump showed you can turn China into a villain on trade. But a smart politician could turn China into a unifying villain on virtually every topic — a reason to move fast and together on infrastructure, immigration, regulations, space, robotics, 5G and next-gen education.
    In effect, a SMART politician would get America reacting to China as though China had ALREADY given America an extremely high-voltage Sputnik Shock!!


    Instead of waiting for one to happen. When it might be too late.


    You don't want to wait until it's too late, do you?

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