Netflix. Amazon. Google. Twitter. Facebook. Apple. It seems like increasingly at least some aspect of our lives is now influenced by these behemoth technology companies that have, in just the last two decades, completely transformed our economy and very way of life.
A couple of weeks ago, the unthinkable has been taking place. Not nuclear devastation, but rather the precise opposite.
It almost seems like déjà vu. Like just around this time last year, Syria’s Assad government has apparently used chemical weapons on his own citizenry and civilians, leading to horrific casualties.
President Trump has begun a tit-for-tat trade battle with China that has sent the stock market into a spiral and left economists and policymakers on both sides of the aisle scratching their heads.
A couple of weeks ago, President Trump officially implemented his long-expected steel and aluminum tariffs this week to a mix of praise and outrage that quickly broke party lines and that retrieved the word “mercantilism” from the history books to the national headlines.
“Africa is simply tired of being in the dark” – Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank.
Past mistakes coming home to roost! I was a big Margaret Thatcher fan in my younger days. Why? Because she was a Conservative and that meant her policies should match my thinking without me having to consider the deeper ramifications. As I have got older I realized that certain things that she did have had a devastating effect on the domestic economy and the lives of the UK population many many years later: