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Situação Internacional

João da Silveira Domingo, 24/01/2021 Janeiro 2021 Seg. Ter. Qua. Qui. Sex. Sáb. Dom. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24   CHINA : O ESTADO DA PRODUÇÃO E DO COMÉRCIO na segunda-feira : O PIB cresceu 2,3% em 2020, seu mais baixo crescimento desde 1976 (Orange Wang et al.). A forte retomada econômica no segundo semestre de 2020 indica que a China pode crescer até mais do que vinha crescendo antes da pandemia… Thales Guaracy escreve sobre o que a China ensina ao Brasil. Seu artigo abre com o bordão USAmericano de que a China ameaça o mundo. Guaracy, ousado, recomenda aos mais esclarecidos que, apesar da ameaça, a China tem boas lições para o Brasil. E se o Brasil seguir mesmo as boas lições da China? O Brasil não vai também ameaçar o mundo? Liberte-se, Guaracy, dos bordões USAmericanos! A China não ameaça o mundo. A China só promove a produção e o comércio. E o comércio, como dizia Montesquieu, est doux. Quem ameaça o mundo é USAmérica com suas especulações, sanções e bombas!… Na quinta-feira : Porque as ações chinesas devem superar o mercado especular USAmericano (Goldman e Parpart)…   USAMÉRICA : O ESTADO DA GUERRA na segunda-feira : Como as políticas neoliberais de Biden alimentam o surgimento de um Trump mais esperto e mais estável (Glenn Greenwald) e, na terça-feira, uma nova guerra doméstica ao terror...

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Situação Internacional

João da Silveira 11/01/2021 Janeiro 2021 Seg. Ter. Qua. Qui. Sex. Sáb. Dom. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17   CHINA : ONDE SE CRIA RIQUEZA : As ações da internet chinesa disparam na medida em que a “falsa guerra tecnológica” vai sumindo com Donald Trump. (David P. Goldman)… As vozes liberais chinesas estão caladinhas por causa dos estragos causados pelo resfriado corona nos países liberais ocidentais (Mimi Lau e Linda Lew). Os ativistas liberais chineses temem o futuro, pois percebem que cada vez mais o povo chinês acha o liberalismo ocidental pouco convincente e até mesmo irrelevante…. E tem mais esta: as empresas de países terceiros que seguirem as sanções USAmericanas contra a China ficam agora sujeitas também a punições pela nova regulamentação chinesa. É a China a responder conforme a pauta USAmericana! (Frank Chen). A China reconhece a jurisdição do governo USAmericano sobre empresas USAmericanas, mas não sobre empresas de terceiros países. Uma jogada simples e magistral… Existem simultaneamente uma globalização chinesa e uma desglobalização USAmaricana. Tal como vão, a China produz riqueza enquanto os Estados Unidos produzem especulação financeira. A globalização da China empresta racionalidade à bolha USAmerica. Em outras palavras, a economia USAmericana só é o que é por causa da China. Sei que essa é uma frase paradoxal, mas esse me parece ser o significado do artigo “China e o Fed governam juntos...

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Bogus Science

What Happens When Science Goes Wrong   Emma Walsh Dec. 13, 2020   In ancient times, rulers used religion to keep their subjects under their thumb. Modern-day leaders use science… especially “economic science.” With their Ph.D.s and their printing presses, they believe they can “fix” the U.S. economy. And the free money they so nobly dispense appeases their subjects… and blinds them to the subterfuge. Regards, Emma Walsh Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary   The Guillotine Is Waiting In the French Revolution of 1789, 17,000 of the elite class were guillotined. But they were simply replaced with a new elite – people who had merely switched their allegiance. The same thing is happening in America today, with Biden’s team set to keep the “system” going as it is. Science Über Alles As the battle against the coronavirus continues, our enlightened leaders claim to be guided not by the U.S. Constitution, but by science. But history – and the world’s graveyards – are littered with examples of the misuse of science. What Milton Friedman Did to Capitalism American economist Milton Friedman believed he had “cracked the code” of inflation. It could be eliminated, he thought, by controlling the money supply. But by leaving this task up to the Federal Reserve, and removing the gold-backing from the U.S. dollar, he has done more harm than good. Fed’s Science Is Bogus The...

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Past and Future

Learning From the Past to Prepare for the Future   Emma Walsh Nov. 29, 2020   After more than nine months locked down on his ranch in Argentina, Bill has finally returned to the U.S. He spent the week catching up with family and friends. Meanwhile, we revisited some of Bill’s earlier essays. First up, we heard why he decided to buy the ranch in Argentina all those years ago… and what he has learned from his years living and doing business there. Then, we take a look back at some essays Bill penned in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s election in 2016. Trump campaigned on a number of big promises. But would the Swamp let him follow through on them? Regards, Emma Walsh Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary   Why We Bought the Ranch in Argentina Today, we revisit an essay Bill penned a number of years ago in response to readers’ questions about his reasons for buying the ranch in Argentina. What Argentina Can Teach Us Bill recounts three key lessons he has learned from his time living and working in Argentina. He believes they can help us prepare ourselves – and our families – for a more dysfunctional system in the U.S. America Got the President It Deserved Today, we begin a series of lookbacks at Bill’s essays penned in the immediate aftermath of Donald...

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Home to the grift

A Dark Winter Is Coming   Emma Walsh Nov. 22, 2020   This week, Bill and Elizabeth’s enforced nine-month-long lockdown on their ranch in Northwestern Argentina came to an end. They’re on their way back home for Thanksgiving. So this week, we had our final few updates and stories from the ranch… …and an ominous warning about the dark winter that lies ahead. Regards, Emma Walsh Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary   Getting Ready to Leave the Ranch As they prepare to leave the ranch and return to the U.S. this week, Bill and Elizabeth throw an asado, inviting their friends and neighbors to join them for a farewell BBQ. Beginning of the End? The Federal Reserve is “printing” $11 billion in new money per day. And the rate at which money is changing hands is going up. The smart money is selling dollars. Our editor asks: Is this the beginning of the end for the fake dollar? Dark Winter Cometh The real economy cannot produce a real recovery. So the feds step in, with their fake money and fake growth. But even though they can goose up consumer spending and jazz up the stock market, they can’t boost real output… real earnings… or real wealth. Back to the Usual Grift Bill is on his way back to the U.S. And he’s back to his usual beat – money....

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