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  1. Well, there's some truth to that. Finance...

    Well, there's some truth to that.

    Finance has generally put money into both Republican and Democrat campaigns, assuring access. More of their money went to Republican candidates throughout...
  2. Yeah, it's easy to bet against the French. I do...

    Yeah, it's easy to bet against the French. I do give Macron some credit for trying to restore a mix of sanity - balancing business, budget, and social needs. But with only something like a 40%...
  3. The debt we're racking up today, to slash taxes...

    The debt we're racking up today, to slash taxes mostly at the top, will be paid by a next generation. It's borrowed money.

    What IS implicit in my statement is that if a company depends on...
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    I've had one of the Santa Fe "Compact"...

    I've had one of the Santa Fe "Compact" dehumidifiers running for maybe eight years. Had an initial problem with a leak at the hose outlet (it is plastic and was likely cracked in shipping or my...
  5. You seemed to have missed both points made. ...

    You seemed to have missed both points made. First, that what we're doing now (borrowing a trillion to give tax breaks and repatriating a half trillion of profits) is a one time stimulus. The sort...
  6. Keynes clearly thought that both private and...

    Keynes clearly thought that both private and public spending were stimulative. He'd have no trouble figuring that borrowing a trillion from the next generation for tax cuts or repatriating half a...
  7. Seems to me you're half right. Prior to Obama,...

    Seems to me you're half right.

    Prior to Obama, our political and regulatory climate set the stage for gambling with other people's money - and the bust to follow. In the run up to his election,...
  8. As you say, the money is a windfall. And as I...

    As you say, the money is a windfall. And as I said, it will have a short term stimulative effect -- mainly seen in current stock prices due to dividends and stock buybacks. Pretty much everyone...
  9. Seems to me the key thing separating these two...

    Seems to me the key thing separating these two notions, is the return on investment for typical US citizens (middle class, professionals, anyone adding real value to the economy)..

    The old...
  10. Here's as good a summary as I've seen on what's...

    Here's as good a summary as I've seen on what's happening with repatriated cash:

    Is Cash Still Trapped? - Strategic Finance

    Bottom line seems to be that it has almost all gone to dividends and...
  11. Not entirely sure I understand your points,...

    Not entirely sure I understand your points, Spinit - but I think there are three of them (?):

    1) (Unlike France) we don't place extra taxes on foreign companies.

    So, first of all, France is...
  12. There isn't a high rate of taxation on companies...

    There isn't a high rate of taxation on companies like Apple. And France probably isn't the poster child of "failing systems of government." Compared to the US, it has a lower budget deficit, yet...
  13. McG, there's a direct line between Friedman's...

    McG, there's a direct line between Friedman's notion that shareholders were the only stakeholders worth rewarding and guys like this:

    Martin Shkreli: A Lesson In Social Capital

    . . . Shkreli...
  14. To the original point, seems fair enough to me...

    To the original point, seems fair enough to me that France and other countries would want to count a "digital presence" by companies (Google, Facebook, Apple, Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu etc. etc.) as at...
  15. Milton Friedman. A personal point of contention...

    Milton Friedman. A personal point of contention for about the past 30 years.

    Friedman said the sole purpose of a corporation was to make profits for shareholders. Now, while capital is one...
  16. Thread: Marking my tools

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    A carbide dental burr in a rotary tool will let...

    A carbide dental burr in a rotary tool will let you write or sketch on most tools - if you have a steady hand looks not so far off engraving and faster.

    Depending upon the situation (honest...
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    Cal, Not sure I'd call none of the promised tax...

    Cal, Not sure I'd call none of the promised tax returns, a personal lawyer/fixer paying or scaring off mistresses and whistle blowers; using charitable deductions for legal expenses and a giant...
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    Well, I'd agree that Jerry Brown in his second...

    Well, I'd agree that Jerry Brown in his second incarnation as Governor was pretty good. He was well past his "it's about me" days, served in the public interest, and sensibly negotiated a path...
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    Ford Pinto gas tanks (6 or so dead)? GM ignition...

    Ford Pinto gas tanks (6 or so dead)?
    GM ignition switches (124 dead)?
    Lead in paint (millions of kids cognitively impaired)?
    Asbestos (miners, installers, users with lung disease)?
    Drywall in...
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    I have two main complaints about our handling of...

    I have two main complaints about our handling of debt:

    1) "Investments" in really stupid ideas. Taking on debt is fine, as long as it has a decent ROI. WWII debt - seemed worth the effort. ...
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    Trump would agree . . . and be wrong: Did the...

    Trump would agree . . . and be wrong: Did the Trade Deficit Cause $20 Trillion in Debt? | Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

    Our national debt, including the unprecedented in good times...
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    What really messes up the calculation is...

    What really messes up the calculation is inventory you'll never sell. Gary pointed out one reason. Customers get bought and/or unhappy, designs get changed or obsolete, customer chooses another...
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    Only tangentially in that situation, very early...

    Only tangentially in that situation, very early in my career. Sounds like you're likely approaching it well - especially if these parts are sold directly to an end user and that end customer is...
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    One of the stories -- and this would likely also...

    One of the stories -- and this would likely also be Otrit's take -- is about how well the economy is doing. And I agree. My problem is that we're funding the current "high life" with debt and the...
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    My own take is that our current administration is...

    My own take is that our current administration is a bit like a kid pissing away an inheritance -- and then borrowing still more to make flashy bets in the global casino. There are a couple dozen...
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