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    lol "I know you are but what am I?"

    You can do better.
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    As for something more substantive, this is the best article that I've read about the trade dispute between Trump and Merkel - or rather, the reality behind it.
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    I found that article poorly written, I'm not sure what it is getting at.

    Capital flows is a concept that just describes where money is flowing from and to. Nothing more. Think of it like water and then look at the equation below:

    GDP = C+I+G+(X-M). This is the sum of Consumer spending, Investment, Government spending and Exports minus Imports.

    Capital flows is really just explaining where money is moving from and to within the elements in that equation.
    Germany's strength is in the X-M component, in that they make far more money in exports than they spend on imports. So money flows into the economy. No surprise there.

    And, yes, the article is right that it is due to productivity.

    But the article doesn't mention the use of the Euro, which is really critical to understand the extent of the trade surplus Germany runs, particularly with the rest of (and especially Southern) Europe.

    But in relation to the U.S, what Trump truly doesn't get is that he must negotiate trade with the EU and can't do it directly with Germany. This has been explained to him many times, and he still can't grasp it.

    Trump makes GWB look intelligent, and I didn't think that could be done.

    Bravo Trump!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri_Arctic View Post
    But the article doesn't mention the use of the Euro, which is really critical to understand the extent of the trade surplus Germany runs, particularly with the rest of (and especially Southern) Europe.
    The article briefly mentioned the Euro and the nature of trade agreements with Euro nations, but it didn't focus on them since the article itself was about the elements of German policy that - inadvertently or not - are partially responsible for Germany's trade surplus. I don't think it was an attempt to offer a definitive cause of the trade surplus, but to highlight the domestic policy that enables Germany's trade surplus in this environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CandianHick 2.0 View Post
    lol "I know you are but what am I?"

    You can do better.
    Typical juvenile answer. But you are Canadian so I would expect nothing less
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    LMFAO!
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    http://www.windspeaker.com/news/in-d...oots-advocate/ Another liberal talking out his azz....
    We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.

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    What in that article are you pointing to? The usual failure of federal governments to fulfill their ever-growing lists of promises they make each election? Is that really anything new or specific to liberals or even Canada for that matter?

    See the ridiculous amount of promises for yourself . I am not a fan of this trend, whether it is Trudeau, Obama or Trump, they all made an inordinate amount of promises they couldn't keep - though I do think Obama, in hindsight, was more conservative than the other two in this respect.
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