Trump’s Expletive

A few days ago, Trump called some countries in Africa an expletive which I will not repeat.  What a short memory he has.  Not too many years have passed since Germany – his father’s homeland – was an ‘expletive’ and created a war.  Many refugees from Germany and other parts of Europe tried to get to America to escape violence.  We did not let them all in – of which we are now ashamed.  Germany and all of Europe recovered and now have stable, prosperous democracies.

Personally, I think the future of the world belongs to Africa.  The expletives Trump mentioned are countries beset by war and turmoil – a result of the effects on the weather of climate change and of greed for mining riches from minerals used in our computing devices.   I think the countries of Africa will come out of the turmoil and rebuild their civilizations.  We will want them as friends.

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Tax Bill (December 2017)

The Republican tax bill (December 2017) will give most of the tax cuts to the wealthy.  I fear that the wealthy will invest a large part of their extra income into investment vehicles like the stock market – with the result that the stock market, and other such vehicles, will rise to unprecedented levels – but I am quite sure that that the rise will be a bubble.  I do not think the  stock market, or other vehicles, will be able to absorb the extra money into new business – which the Republicans are claiming will be the effect of the cut.  To grow the economy, I think we need to grow demand – from the bottom up, not the top down.  We shall see, since the bill is likely to pass.