It’s a Zero-Sum World

 

Van Brian

May19, 2019

 

As Bill often says, there are two ways to get by in this world: You either make. Or you take. You either strike a deal. Or you bend an arm.

America used to be a maker. Win-win deals flourished. The feds, for the most part, minded their own business. But that was then…

Today, Bill looks around and sees a zero-sum world. Whether it’s more win-lose tariffs… Silicon Valley “unicorns” losing money by the boatload… and even the financialization of the American economy, today, it’s getting harder and harder to be a maker.

So, you take.


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Regards,

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Van Bryan
Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary