Twice an Auckland mayoral candidate and standing a third time, John Palino has tied Chinese issues & Auckland’s housing shortage into one solution.
In the hubbub over the US-China trade war, one element of it skipped my notice: an act passed through both chambers of the US Congress which will heighten tension, reduce environmental safeguards & politicise aid.
I did a longer count on Sunday morning to see if my 36 seconds estimate of how long it takes the US Debt Clock to add $US1 million to the country’s national public debt was correct.
We have to watch the US-China trade dispute for its potential impacts here, along with many other international indicators of change. But the greatest influence unfolding internationally is much less about the intricacies of investment or trade behaviour.
If you think the messages from the White House are mixed, you’d be dead right. Against the background of the Trump tweets, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer delivered President Trump’s trade policy agenda & annual report to Congress last Wednesday, outlining how the administration “is promoting free, fair & reciprocal trade and strongly enforcing US trade laws.
After reading through a review of Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams’ new book on the Trump influence, Win bigly, I thought about one of the many most recent issues the US president has raised.