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Tag: Japan
  • Is There a Foreign Aid Myth?

    If there’s a single issue on which the average American decidedly wants less government, it’s foreign aid. Polls show that even more Americans want to cut foreign aid than taxpayer funding for “the arts.” Understandably, then, foreign aid is a not-uncommon libertarian talking point. Defenders of foreign aid, however, have a prepared response: the American …

  • Fukushima Meltdown is a Triumph, not Tragedy for Nuclear Power

    The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan proved once and for all that nuclear energy is a remarkably, I daresay, miraculously safe source of clean and reliable energy — though you wouldn’t get that impression from watching the mainstream media coverage as events unfold at the earthquake-stricken Fukushima power plant in Japan. With overblown scare …

  • The Logic That Just Won’t Die

    The Broken-Window Fallacy spouted, again, by an alleged economic expert. Friday’s massive earthquake…may provide a jolt to the [Japanese] economy over the short term, Lawrence Summers, president emeritus of Harvard University and former director of the White House National Economic Council… “…It may lead to some temporary increments, ironically, to GDP, as a process of …

  • The Problem With The “Expert”

    …by “expert” I mean Paul Krugman.  Here is a guy who is, essentially, the economic authority in America.  He teaches at Princeton, won the Nobel Prize in Economics (which is almost as insane as Obama winning the Nobel Prize for anything), and, worst of all, preaches his Keynesian blather all over the New York Times …

  • Surprise, Surprise: Japan Doesn’t Like Endless Occupation

    If you’ve read Blowback, you’re well acquainted with the long and less-than-honorable history of the American occupation of Japan since WW2.  If you haven’t, read it.  In the meantime, here’s the situation to which these protestors object: Some 47,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Japan, with more than half on the southern island of Okinawa. …

  • International Demand for U.S. Assets Slows

    From Bloomberg: International purchases of American financial assets grew more slowly in April as China, Japan and Russia pared demand for Treasuries, underscoring the danger of U.S. reliance on foreigners to finance its fiscal deficit… Benchmark 10-year Treasuries, which rose after Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said it’s “too early to speak of an alternative” …

  • Japan shedding American debt?

    Just as the Bank of China announces it is interested in reducing its foreign assets — or, in other words, in stopping taking on American debt — it seems Japan may be doing something along the same lines.  Reports Japan Today: Two Japanese nationals were detained by Italian financial police last week after trying to …