Is Mnuchin About To Call China A Currency Manipulator?



The Secretary of the Treasury annually publishes a report on currency manipulators. The last time we called someone a currency manipulator was China in 1994. The question on everyone’s mind is, this week, will Mnuchin, in his weekly report, call China a Currency Manipulator?


Nobel Peace Prize Economists; Putting the Green in Green Tech!



William Nordhaus and Paul Romer just won economic Nobel peace prizes for creating climate change technological innovation models. Romer is focusing on technology and the Solow Growth Model while Nordhaus is focused on taxation and the long term costs of climate change.


Is China Winning the Trade War? Good Question!



Trump and China are escalating a trade war right now. China is entering into the fight with some glaring vulnerabilities. In this episode we look into the People’s Bank of China and see how its reacting to the Chinese economy.


Should the US Punish India’s Russian Defense Shopping Spree; The Buying of S-400 Missile Defense Systems



India just violated US Sanction law by buying a ton of weapons from Russia. The question facing many American diplomats is whether the US should use the Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) to punish them.


NAFTA, NawFTA. Trump’s New “United States Mexico Canada Agreement” (USMCA)




The Supreme Court is Back in Session; Here’s What They’ll be Judging



That’s right, get ready for a fresh batch of Supreme Court Cases. Here’s a summary of what cases are coming down the pike:

Monday, October 1, 2018
Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Mount Lemmon Fire District v. John Guido

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Herman Avery Gundy v. United States
Vernon Madison v. Alabama

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Rose Mary Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania
New Prime Inc. v. Dominic Oliveira

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Denard Stokeling v. United States
United States v. Victor J. Stitt, II; and United States v. Jason Daniel Sims

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security v. Mony Preap
Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. Roberta G. DeVries


The Ever Increasing Costs of High Government Debt



It’s no secret that the government has a major debt problem, but did you know we already spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year paying down interest alone? New numbers released by the CBO show how bad things could get if we keep going down this road.


What Should the Bank of Japan Do About Their Incredibly Odd Yet Somewhat Stable Economy



The Bank of Japan has kept interest rates at -.1% and continues to buy trillions of dollars in government assets. What the heck is going on there? Well I’ll tell you, but be warned, this episode will have you saying to yourself, nowhere but Japan.