Category: Politics

US trade gap widens. Is that a bad thing?

US trade gap widens. Is that a bad thing?

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://themainstreetanalyst.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/us-trade-gap-widens-is-that-a-bad-thing/ US trade gap widens – Marketwatch 05/11/2011 Exports rose – Meaning US goods are bought elsewhere Import rose – Meaning people spend money. In the current situation this doesn’t sound bad to me. We should take a look at this as a glass half full, rather than half empty,...

Long live the housing crash?

Long live the housing crash?

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://themainstreetanalyst.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/long-live-the-housing-crash/ Housing and jobs are the two biggest problems in the US economy. Both have their origins in the financial crisis caused by the banks with speculating on ever rising housing prices and greed. As we all know, that kind of business practice derailed the US economy and many others...

Japan – Fukushima-Daiichi – The language of reporting softens and other miracles

Japan – Fukushima-Daiichi – The language of reporting softens and other miracles

The language of the nuclear disaster reporting in Japan and around the world softens. While on Wednesday the reporting was full of concern and fear, after the helicopters and water throwers unloaded tons of water on the rods, there is a sound of hope in the reporting from Japan. It...

Japan and Fukushima-Daiichi: Crisis management and public information management the dangerous way!

Japan and Fukushima-Daiichi: Crisis management and public information management the dangerous way!

Japan’s government is hiding valuable information regarding the busting nuclear power plant Fukushima-Daiichi. Who, at this point, has any doubt that something really terrible is developing at this plant? Over the past days, reporting about the status of the plant appeared at times ridiculous and dangerous and made no sense. While...

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