Items tagged with: protectionism

"Non-Traditional" as in BS. #trademark #law #monopoly #protectionism
The #copyright #cartel harms itself. To stay relevant it's just bribing 'our' politicians for more #protectionism with new #law
Start by explaining to people how the #patent system works (or does not). In practice it makes the rich a lot richer, by preventing people from competing with them. #monopoly #protectionism
● NEWS ● #truthdig #oligarchy #protectionism ☞ Emphasis on U.S. Exports, Trade Secrets in #China Trade Deal
Emphasis on U.S. Exports, Trade Secrets in China Trade Deal
"AYE PEE" myths in a bonfire. Old myths and #protectionism mechanisms become obsolete, just like the #law firms (which try to hijack the system to save themselves, e.g. #upc and #uspto coup)

US’ shutting down WTO Appeals Court sabotages global economic order: experts

By Kou Jie, Zhao Tong (People's Daily Online) 16:26, December 13, 2019

Instead of resorting to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for fair resolution of disputes, global trade is now facing what critics call “the #law of the #jungle” as the #US successfully #sabotaged the #WTO appeals court, with two of its final three judges expiring on Dec. 10.

The panel, which is supposed to have seven judges, witnessed the number dwindling down to three, the minimum requirement for the... Show more...
#LoRa #patent #monopoly #protectionism #patents
Under the bridge. #patents #taxationistheft #protectionism #monopoly
#USPTO lawyers = @uspto liars https://twitter.com/zoobab/status/1191700951813566466 #mythology #patents #wipo #protectionism (for oligarchs and robber barons)
You mean monopolising, not protecting. #protectionism and protection.
#patent #monopoly #protectionism #ThoughtsYouCannotThink #privateering
It's not a crime. #interpol is mistaking #protectionism for the super-rich with law enforcement. Some of these can be breaches and infractions, but copying musical ideas, for example, is NOT a crime. Pure #propaganda https://www.managingip.com/Article/3884034/Interpol-governments-dont-think-IP-crime-is-a-problem.html?ArticleId=3884034
#epo is not European. It works for international oligarchy. #pct #monopoly #protectionism
Or contrariwise, companies that already grew and have deep pockets can afford the high rates of #protectionism and monopolies. But this 'study' of yours was funded only for sales #propaganda
Nowadays they even give #copyrights on shoes.... http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/06/yeezy-boost-350-shoes-may-be-registered.html #copyright #law #protectionism
Protecting ideas means disseminating and preserving them. #copyright does not protect anything except in the #protectionism (financial/economic) sense. In fact, these monopolies merely reduce the chance of curation and longterm endurance of human knowledge.
It is #nationalism
Not #protectionism
Moreover, it harms the poor people
Props up overhyped and overpriced crap with #nsa back doors


In footage reportedly shot in London last summer during a dinner with far-right European nationalists, Mr Bannon said Breitbart was in “tough financial shape” after seeing advertising revenues plummet "90 per cent".

He credited the slump to work done by campaign group Sleeping Giants, which pressures companies into cutting ties with media it deems to be racist or sexist.
BY Tom Embury-Dennis - @tomemburyd - 6 days ago

SOURCE : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/steve-bannon-breitbart-boycott-advertising-sleeping-giants-trump-a8854381.html

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'Trading' things that do not really exist; sometimes no actual money gets paid, it's just a bunch of rich sociopaths signing off papers after they got tons of #patent #monopolies from patent offices worldwide. 'Legalised' #protectionism racket.
Times Union appears to have removed its article, titled "America's always had black inventors – even when the patent system explicitly excluded them"

#patents #racism #privilege #protectionism
Understanding Bannon Understanding Trump - new age of Populist National Movement against the establishment and for protectionism

Understanding Bannon – Understanding Trump: The new age of Populist National Movements against establishment and for protectionism

Globalization might have solved some problems, but surely not all problems and probably created new problems that were not there from the beginning.

Crucial to understand is that the major function of private (!) banks is to create money out of nothing.

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Understanding Bannon Understanding Trump - new age of Populist National Movement against the establishment and for protectionism

Understanding Bannon – Understanding Trump: The new age of Populist National Movements against establishment and for protectionism

Globalization might have solved some problems, but surely not all problems and probably created new problems that were not there from the beginning.

Crucial to understand is that the major function of private (!) banks is to create money out of nothing.

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Trump - meaning of life is accumulation - money money money i want more money i don't even know why

wohoo! he will surely help the homeless with all his real estate! (NOT!)

The meaning of life: accumulation?

Contrast: Ex-President Uruguay Jose Mujica

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Trump - meaning of life is accumulation - money money money i want more money i don't even know why

wohoo! he will surely help the homeless with all his real estate! (NOT!)

“My whole life has been a life of accumulation”

“money money money i want more money – i don’t even know why – just keep going – i want to build more buildings – many many buildings along Miami… i wanna be greedy… now i wanna be greedy for the United States of America”

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Trump - we have to be rich before we can be great AGAIN

wohoo! he will surely help the homeless with all his real estate! (NOT!)

he does not seem to be bothered by – who prints the money – how does the monetary system work? it works for him – so he does not care.

“My whole life has been a life of accumulation”

“i wanna be greedy – now i wanna be greedy for the United States of America”

“i am gonna be greedy for you”

“we are protecting them for nothing”

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Understanding Bannon Understanding Trump - new age of Populist National Movement against the establishment and for protectionism

Understanding Bannon – Understanding Trump: The new age of Populist National Movements against establishment and for protectionism

Globalization might have solved some problems, but surely not all problems and probably created new problems that were not there from the beginning.

  • Illegal Immigration is used for wage/salary dumping
Very interesting and insightful discussion – may the truth be with you.

A variety of policies have been used to achieve protectionist goals. These include:... Show more...

When international debates become difficult due to taboos

First among those taboos is “protectionism”. The U.S. administration has become sensitive to criticisms after President Donald Drumpf has imposed tariffs not only on $250 billion of Chinese goods but also on steel and aluminum imports that hit several of his G20 partners.

Awe, our giant crybaby with the incoherent language feels sensitive about being criticised, therefore wishes not to be outspoken as what it is? So what? Screw his sensitivity, he is the one who has brought us into this mess. No sympathy for a man who doesn't share any sensitivity for journalists who have been murdered by authoritarian monarchies! We need to get stuff done, we don't have time for the orange buffoon and his snowflake desires.

#US #USA #WTO #Taboos #Snowflake #Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #Protectionism #NoNationalism #NoPatriotism #NoFascism

Trump lowers tariffs on US cars exports in China

"The Business Roundtable is very encouraged by the result of this weekend’s talks between President Drumpf and President Xi. We are hopeful this will lead to both important reforms in China and a de-escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and China," said the group, which represents the heads of top corporations.

It's good to hear that he has put aside one of his protectionist measurements, although this might have also been urged after GM has rationalised some of its jobs, and by some I mean the more than 55,000 jobs they have cancelled, putting many people into the unemployment. Thus, Donnie was also a little bit too late, he can only save the rest of them.

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Midas Rex is on it again

Drumpf said in the interview that could include tariffs on Apple products imported from China, including iPhones and laptops. Apple's stock fell 1.5% in after-hours trading, erasing earlier gains from the day.
The tariffs have drawn complaints from American businesses, who are responsible for paying the import duties. It's also spurred concerns about renewed inflation, just as the Federal Reserve is set to raise interest rates in December.

Whatever Donnie touches, it instantly turns into great shit that will only gain complaints from those who are consciously enough to see reality where the Trumpists see joy and glory.

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #Tariffs #Protectionism #Isolationism #Economics #Economy #TariffWar #China

#Tensions between #China and the #US as no deal could be agreed to**

But Sunday’s showdown over language in a nonbinding communique, along with dueling speeches delivered by Pence and Xi at #APEC on Saturday, left much skepticism over how the two sides will be able to make progress in talks.

Well, the two mightiest nations among the 21 that have met to this summit are also two nations that care most for themselves alone: China, with its state capitalist leadership, and the US with their protectionist stance on exterior affairs. What did you expect, to be honest?

#USA #News #Xi #XiJinping #Pence #MikePence #Protectionism #StateCapitalism #StopNationalism #StopPatriotism
Taxed Enough Already, you say? Trump disagrees.

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“For reasons I’ve never understood, protectionism almost always successfully disguises itself as ‘populism.’ Foreigners, we’re told, are screwing us by selling us stuff cheap instead of charging us extra. American workers shouldn’t have to compete with foreign workers who accept lower wages. Trump, man of the people, is doing us a favor by making everything we buy more expensive. In fact, tariffs and other protectionist policies are the very essence of elitism and the very opposite of populism. They benefit the stockholders of politically connected corporations at the expense of ordinary Americans. A few American workers may get (or keep) jobs in the affected industries, but as consumers those workers (and the rest of us) take it in the shorts to buy new yachts for the beautiful people with friends in Washington.”

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President Trump's confused approach to trade is one giant contradiction

Source: Cato Institute
by Ryan Bourne

“President Trump’s ideas on trade often seem paradoxical. At the weekend G-7 summit, he floated both abolition of all tariffs worldwide and banning trade with certain countries entirely over the course of just 24 hours. His recent announcement of the removal of exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs for the European Union, Canada and Mexico was justified on ‘national security’ grounds. Yet reminded that these countries are military allies of the United States, the president retreated to suggesting the tariffs were retaliation for current EU and Canadian trade barriers to U.S. products. Two theories of the president’s approach are consistent with these interventions. The optimistic case for free traders says that Trump is threatening tariffs and using the presidential bully pulpit to try to open up highly protected foreign sectors, and ush... Show more...
We're wasting resources making solar panels in America

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Art Carden

“The nineteenth-century French economist Frederic Bastiat exhorted us to look beyond what is immediately apparent to the harder-to-see but still-real effects of policies like tariffs. Tariffs produce ‘prosperity’ for some very visible people and their very noisy advocates in Washington, but they do so at the expense of others. Bastiat’s parable of the broken window illustrates his point. When a child breaks a window — as has happened in my house more than once — it’s a mistake to point at the money that has to be spent replacing the window and claim that it ‘encourages the national labor,’ to use a phrase reminiscent of the eighteenth and nineteenth-century mercantilists. I said windows have been broken in my house more than once. Imagine they hadn’t. In that case, we would have retained the money we spent repla... Show more...
France: Farmers blockade refineries to force French consumers to pay more for oil

Source: The Times

[UK]“Farmers began blockading oil refineries and depots around France last night to try to create a fuel shortage and win concessions from the government. The national farmers’ union (FNSEA) was parking tractors and erecting barriers at 13 refineries and storage sites to deny access to staff and vehicles in the Paris area, Toulouse, Lyons, Marseilles, Dunkirk and the mid-Atlantic coast. Their main aim is to stop the use of imported palm oil for the manufacture of biofuels by the Total group.” (06/11/18)


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McConnell: Senate won't attempt to restrain Trump in his war on American workers and consumers

Source: The Hill

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that the Senate will not pass legislation reining in President Trump’s tariff authority, despite frustration within the caucus about the administration’s recent trade actions. ‘We’re not going to be, in the Senate, passing a bill preventing the president from what he can legally do under current law,’ McConnell told Fox News on Wednesday night. Pressed about legislation from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), McConnell added: ‘We’re not going to be passing that in the Senate.’ McConnell’s comments come as a bipartisan group of senators, led by Corker, introduced legislation that would require Trump to get congressional approval if he wants to implement tariffs under the national security provisions of the trade law, referred to as Section 232.” (06/06... Show more...
Six facts about the brewing US-EU trade war

Source: Acton Institute
by Rev. Ben Johnson

“Late last week, President Donald Trump announced he would impose steel and aluminum tariffs against U.S. allies across the transatlantic sphere. Here are the facts you need to know …” (06/04/18)


\#protectionism #tariffs #trade
Originally posted at: http://rationalreview.com/archives/298665
How Trump's tariffs will harm national security

Source: Reason
by Steve Chapman

“The Trump administration has begun an investigation to determine whether imported passenger vehicles undermine national security. It argues that when Toyota or Volkswagen sells you a car that was built abroad, it puts Americans at risk. Wrong. In the first place, we don’t require a domestic supply of RAV4s to fight the next wars. In the second, we don’t go begging our enemies for shipments of passenger sedans and crossovers. We buy them from our allies, who have a stake in our well-being. The only way Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can treat auto imports as a national security matter is to claim that they damage our economy. ‘Without a strong economy,’ he claims, ‘you can’t have a strong national security.’ Oh? The Soviet Union was a superpower even though it was notorious for making shoddy consumer goods — and never enough of them. … But t... Show more...
Why Trump's higher tariffs now are unlikely to result in lower tariffs later

Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“On Friday I was browsing the AM dial looking for a sports talk radio station discussing Game 1 of the NBA Finals when I ran into Rush Limbaugh. … I heard something that really shocked me. No, this is not faux public shock at some Conservative taking a position one would fully expect him to take, but just the opposite — Limbaugh was at least partially defending Trump’s tariffs despite the fact that I am absolutely positive he knows better. In fact I am sure he knows better because he made a very good 60-second case for exactly why tariffs were bad. Couldn’t have done a better job in that short time myself. But then he did what many Conservatives have been doing of late — he tried to justify the tariffs as part of some hypothetical long game of Trump’s to negotiate a better deal in the future.” (06/03/18)

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G-7 finance chiefs condemn Trump tariffs

Source: Bloomberg

“Group of Seven finance chiefs issued a rare rebuke of a member nation, claiming U.S. trade actions could undermine global economic confidence and threaten the effectiveness of the Western alliance. The statement singled out the Americans, the largest and most important member of the G-7, saying ‘decisive action’ is needed at a leaders summit next week in Quebec. The ministers requested that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ‘communicate their unanimous concern and disappointment.'” (06/02/18)


\#group-of-seven #protectionism #tariffs #trump-regime
Originally posted at: http://rationalreview.com/archives/298515
China: Regime warns US trade deals off if tariffs go ahead

Source: CNBC

“China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce ‘will not take effect’ if President Donald Trump’s threatened tariff hike on Chinese goods goes ahead. The warning came after delegations led by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and China’s top economic official, Vice Premier Liu He, wrapped up a meeting on Beijing’s pledge to narrow its trade surplus. Ross said at the start of the event they had discussed specific American exports China might purchase, but the talks ended with no joint statement and neither side released details. The White House threw the meeting’s status into doubt Tuesday by renewing a threat to impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese high-tech goods in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.” (06/03/18)... Show more...
Trumping Flat-Earthism trade "policy"

Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Suppose that, instead of imposing tariffs, Beijing builds a machine for controlling the weather in Chinese ports. Using this machine, Beijing keeps the seas calm for ships leaving Chinese ports with exports for sale by Chinese producers, but creates violent storms that destroy ships entering Chinese ports with imports bound for purchase by Chinese buyers. And suppose also that Uncle Sam currently has no such machine. Would you regard Beijing’s possession and use of this machine as an advantage for the Chinese economy? Would you advocate that Uncle Sam build such a machine and use it to destroy in U.S. waters the same number of incoming cargo ships as Beijing destroys in Chinese waters?” (05/30/18)

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Report: Trump will hit American consumers with tariffs on EU steel, aluminum

Source: The Hill

“The Trump administration is expected to hit the European Union with steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. EU trade officials have spent the past couple of months trying to work out an agreement to stave off the tariffs and earn the 28-nation bloc an exemption. But those efforts appear to have failed with the U.S. planning to slap the hefty tariffs on a key ally. In March, President Trump announced that the United States would levy tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum for national security reasons. The White House extended until Friday the time for several nations, including the EU, Argentina and Brazil, to reach deals on their steel and aluminum imports before getting hit by the tariffs.” [editor’s note: It should ALWAYS be noted that it’s American consumers who “get hit” by the... Show more...
How Trump's steel tariffs could harm national security

Source: National Review
by Benjamin Zycher

“If ‘national security’ is the justification for protectionism in the steel market, then we must consider all the national-security effects that tariffs would have, recognizing the applicability of that rationale to a very large number of sectors. Consider energy, for example, a sector of the economy that involves not only producing energy products, but also transporting crude oil to refineries, refined products to users, natural gas to power plants, and on and on. Those industrial activities are clearly important to our national security, and higher costs could result in a reduced ability to ‘meet [petroleum]demands for national defense and critical industries in a national emergency.’ The cost of steel represents roughly 10 to 20 percent of the overall cost of constructing and operating an oil field. Pipelines often are made of specialty stee... Show more...
Trump regime announces new offensive in its war on American consumers and tech firms

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would place punitive tariffs on US$50 billion of Chinese imports and restrict investment in the American hi-tech industry, drawing a sharp rebuke from Beijing. … The list of targeted goods will be made public on June 15, and investment restrictions and export controls are to be announced on June 30, the White House said. The tariffs and restrictions will be imposed ‘shortly’ …” (05/29/18)


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Source: Trump may impose tariffs on car imports in latest trade move

Source: Reuters

“The Trump administration is considering a proposal to impose new tariffs on imported vehicles, invoking a national security law used to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel, an administration official and three industry officials briefed on the matter said. Another administration official said the move was aimed partly at pressuring Canada and Mexico to make concessions in talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement that have languished in part over auto provisions, as well as pressuring Japan and the European Union, which also export large numbers of vehicles to the United States.” (05/23/18)

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China: Regime to cut import duty on cars to 15% after truce with Trump

Source: Yahoo! News

“China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent, boosting auto makers such as BMW AG and Ford Motor Co. just as the immediate threat of a trade war with the U.S. recedes. The Finance Ministry said Tuesday the levy will be lowered effective July 1 from the current 25 percent that has been in place for more than a decade. Bloomberg News had reported last month that China was weighing proposals to reduce the car import levy to 10 percent or 15 percent. A reduction in import duty follows a truce between President Donald Trump’s administration and Chinese officials as they seek to defuse tensions and avert an all-out trade war.” (05/22/18)


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Tariff walls and trade wars equal government planning

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“Trade wars are dangerous and harmful policies for governments to pursue. They hurt consumers due to higher prices and few alternatives; they reduce competitive opportunities for producers by restricting markets; and they narrow the benefits that come from a market-based system of division of labor in which each participant tends to devote his or her efforts to supplying the goods or services in which they may have the greatest comparative advantage for the best economic gain to themselves and for those with whom they trade. But besides this, protectionist policies also introduce degrees and forms of government economic planning.” (05/21/18)

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