February 22nd, 2017 — Economics and Investing, Government, Jobs
The Mexico plan
Trump’s plan for Mexico is to (A) stop US manufacturing corporations from moving to Mexico, and (B) bring back those jobs to the United States.
Steps in Trump’s Mexico plan:
(1) Deport as many illegal immigrants as possible in the US from Mexico back to Mexico
(2) Persuade US corporations in Mexico to leave it and bring back jobs to the US by giving them huge tax breaks and subsidies
(3) Build a giant Wall all along the US/Mexican border
(4) Levy a huge tax (like a 20% tariff) on imports of goods from Mexico into the US
What does each step accomplish?
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February 10th, 2017 — Economics and Investing, Government, Taxes
Like most Americans I’ve heard of VAT taxes, but I didn’t really understand how they work. The difference between VAT and sales taxes is important though when it comes to President Trump’s policies on immigration (“Trump’s Wall”) and his proposed “border adjuestment taxes” on Mexican imports to the US.
VAT compared with US sales tax
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February 8th, 2017 — Government, Reviews
Are you feeling anxious, off-balance and confused? Are you feeling shame, anxiety, and a sense that nothing makes sense anymore? You could be suffering from gaslighting.
I’ve long been fascinated by “psychopaths,” or as they were later called “sociopaths,” and are now labeled, individuals with “anti-social personality disorder”.
Whatever name they’re called by, I’ve met several of of these people over my lifetime. As a 20-year old I was pursued by a psychopath who turned out to be a serial killer. I barely escaped his attentions.
After earning a professional degree I got to know another sociopath quite well because we were colleagues at work for a couple of years.
Her increasingly outrageous antics resulted in many people being frustrated and put off-balance. Chaos and confusion reigned until that organization lost tens of thousands of dollars and she was fired. Continue reading →