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Politics – A Study in Chaos

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Politics is a human endeavor that has been shaped by history since its beginning. In its most fundamental form politics is defined by the fact that individuals interact to decide how their political institutions will be ruled by a society. In much the same way that individuals decide on the rules for their households and communities politics also determines how political institutions will rule society. Politics has many components. The most significant component of politics is the influence of forces on politics. These forces can be divided into three categories, which are political institutions, individuals and social science.

Politics is an empirical endeavor that attempts to explain politics by attempting to describe the interrelations of political institutions. The discipline of political science is often called political philosophy. Comparative politics is a branch of political science that compares political institutions to other institutions like firms, private corporations, and governments. Political theory is a branch of political science that analyzes how politics influences the performance of organizations. There are two main theories in political theory.

The first is classical political theory. This theory is best described as a particular political philosophy that believes that all political institutions work together to produce a just and fair society. In contrast to the traditional liberal conception classical liberal thinkers believe that all institutions are created equal. They also believe that humans are capable of influencing and leading political institutions to better their societies or environment.

The second school of thought is known as realism. This school of thought is a moderate version of liberalism. Although realism differs from liberalism in some ways it also differs from classical liberal thought in others. Realists believe that American political institutions are responsible for the political systems and values in the world as a whole. Unlike liberals, they believe that American political institutions are not primarily responsible for the political systems and values in the world as a whole.

One of the most important schools of thought in American politics is what is known as the theory of punitiveness. This school of thought argues that people tend to act in self-interest rather than to think about the consequences of their actions. Known as the theory of self-interest, this argument suggests that politicians should not always seek to gain the support of the voters. Politicians should instead do everything in their power to make the laws so that people will support them. Two prominent cases captivate the attention of this political theory; the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampaging Disorder case.

In the case of Citizens United for the court ruled that there is a constitutional right for corporations to spend money in political campaigns. It also ruled that Congress has power under the Constitution to tax corporations. In the Los Angeles Police Department Rampaging Disorder case the court found that there was a violation of the law by a police chief who arrested two peaceful protesters because they were walking in the wrong area. Both these cases have sparked widespread debate on the role of the political system in our culture and politics. Many people believe that such cases like Citizens United are meant to intimidate citizens into not voting or supporting certain candidates.

However, the political theory that some call hyper-government is not intended to intimidate anyone, and in fact many political scientists argue that it actually encourages open debate. The court system is often criticized for having too much power in deciding how laws should be interpreted, and many scholars of law agree. After all, the role of the court is to interpret the law and not to make laws for themselves. The biggest problem with hyper-politicism is that it tends to focus on individual cases rather than general cases that could affect the society as a whole.

Overall politics have played a large role in our society for many years. Today, we are still paying the price for that history. We have yet to move beyond our political roots. Though many citizens do not realize it, every citizen is an active participant in politics whether they like it or not, and we need to keep that in mind when debating and participating in politics.


Politics, Trading Power, and Metals Ar arbitrages

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Politics is one of the many hot topics in the news today. Is there really a secret in politics? Is there really anything that you can learn about politics from watching it? Politics is a subject that seems to drive people crazy. Is there really a secret in politics? Well, the answer is no.

But politics experts point out a convergence of many varied causes: global economics, bilateral trade war, presidential politics, and a $16.3 billion worth of aluminum imports from China, the largest exporter of that metal in the world. So, if you’re reading this article, chances are you are tired of watching this advertisement. Hopefully, though, you’ve also realized that this commercial cannot break the spell of political apathy that has enveloped American politics over the last 15 years.

What is this super-secret political advertisement that is keeping everyone from watching Andy Lack’s ad about importing aluminum? Well, there are two facts that we need to take into consideration. First, we need to remember that our current administration has not picked a replacement for Elliot Spitzer yet. The next president will most likely not have the same foreign-trade views that outgoing President George W. Bush had.

Second, the U.S. has been trying to win trade war with China over the last few years. However, the United States has been lagging behind China in several key sectors of industry. For example, China is now the largest exporter of automobiles, and in the last few years, their goods have flooded the American market. This has forced many American car dealerships to raise their prices for imported cars. Many of these price increases were implemented because of President Bush’s tariffs on China, but they were already raised under the terms of his original tariff war policy.

Now let’s look at aluminum importation. Since China manufactures the majority of all the aluminum that is used in the United States, and Mexico produces more than half of that, it would make sense that the Chinese government would like to see the United States follow suit, so they are attempting to increase imports of aluminum as well. If this effort takes hold, and the United States begins raising their prices on imported commodities such as aluminum, Canada will be forced to increase their own imports as well. In addition, the Canadian government may even take steps to increase its own tariffs on U.S. producers of steel, iron, coal, and other minerals. This means a worldwide effect on markets and prices.

However, let’s look at this from an international perspective. If the Chinese government tries to dictate where aluminum or other raw materials are sold, we could see a problem with our trading partners, and even our allies. Indeed, some worry that increasing U.S. aluminum tariffs will lead to Canada increasing theirs, and vice versa. In fact, Canada has been working on a new plan that may see some American imports coming west, and the new plan hasn’t been cheered by our closest trading partners, including Canada.

So what does this all mean? For us in the United States it means the continuation of higher prices for our imported goods. For those foreign investors who own shares in American companies, it means that their wealth may now be subject to higher taxes and possibly penalties if they bring their cash home and buy shares of American companies, as they’ve been doing for many years. For consumers it means that gasoline prices may go up, and food prices may go up. For the remainder of America’s working class, it means they’ll have fewer resources to buy necessities if the economy tanks even harder.

What’s really scary about all this is that the problem wasn’t likely going to go away any time soon. The problem with aluminum is that it’s been an easy target for dumping by China, and it was never going to make a return to the U.S. market, either due to a higher price in the U.S., or a lack of demand. As far as what this means today for American workers, it’s hard to say, but it’s certainly worth monitoring. For those in Canada, it means that you can go ahead and invest in U.S. stocks and you can also buy aluminum stocks, and there are certainly Chinese suppliers of aluminum as well. But again, it’s hard to say what impact this decision might have in the short and long term.


Tariffs Hit North American Industry

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In today’s world politics is the word, but for many Americans it is still a dirty word. Barack Obama and his political campaign of ‘hope and change’ has been criticized for being too ‘divisive.’ The debates between the Democrats and Republicans on energy, health care and foreign affairs have only added to the rancor.

“In this election year, politics trumps aluminum,” declared Senator John McCain (R – AZ) at a debate. The comments by Senator John McCain, Presidential Candidate, captured the zeitgeist of the times and injected some humor when he stated, “You can’t keep losing money.” Yet, most experts point out that such comments rarely if ever bring about new investment, especially in traditional business and industry sectors. ” Politics, after all, is not an academic subject taught at universities,” noted Dr. Gobind Daryanani, a former executive with the Minnesota Mining and Oil Corporation. “The reality is that politicians have little or no understanding of how the business community actually operates.” “This explains why corporations are flocking to buy government bonds that are rated with ‘AA+’ or ‘A++’ instead of ‘B-,’ ” added Dr. Richard Kagan, a professor at the Columbia University School of Business.

“The adage that politics is war is very much true in the case of aluminum investments,” added Ed Lepeway, manager of communications for Silver Star Foods, Inc., which produces and markets peanut butter, eggs, creamers, steak spreads and crackers in 50 countries around the world. “We’ve seen a steady rise in the price of our commodities since 2021, when we first started considering the possibility of bringing manufacturing back to our nation from China. The more we researched the economics of U.S. imports and the effects of tariffs on those imports, the more we realized that we were making a mistake by ignoring tariffs and increasing our purchases of Secondary Aluminum. The adage that the price of something is always higher when taxes are increased, then it makes sense to buy more of this metal when the price is low.”

“When looking at the economics of aluminum investments in Canada, there are many positive reasons to invest in this metal,” added Lepeway. “One obvious benefit is the ease of finance. As long as the government continues to inflate the currency and purchase more domestic monetary assets, Canadian companies will be able to take advantage of a strengthening dollar and raise their prices. When that happens, consumers across Canada will have more buying power, which means that goods and services will become more affordable.”

In the second part of this two part expose on the economics of Canadian aluminum investments, The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the impact of high tariffs on the United States economy. In a July article, the Journal reported, “The slump in U.S. exports is being offset by a rebound in manufacturing. And a rise in Canadian softwood lumber imports is helping to solidify the gains of this recovering economy.”

Although the U.S. is often seen as the victim in trade war situations, this is not always true. In an August article in Investor’s Business Daily, Elizabeth Evans and Terran Melconian explain how tariffs placed on Chinese imports have created an imbalance in the global supply chain. “This has had a ripple effect in Canada,” they write. “For instance, Canadian producers have been forced to reduce their exports in response to rising American demand for aluminum.” The Journal refers to the situation as “NAFTA-driven trade challenges.” That refers to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is what is commonly known as a “trade war” scenario.

Tariffs on certain products have reached the point of no return, and the international supply chain is suffering as a result. However, one sector has benefitted from the current trade imbalance, and that is the furnishing industry. According to the Conference Board of Business Outlook, “rising import rates and falling exports have increased the price competitiveness of U.S. goods.” The United States has been one of, if not the largest exporters of manufactured goods in the last several years. For this reason, many northern manufacturers feel that their futures are secured, especially with a “buy American” policy that is in place.

While the debate continues to rage over the direction of trade between the U.S. and Canada, there is no question that high tariffs have hurt the United States’ ability to protect its own interests. Many economists agree that lowering tariffs or removal would be a large step backward for the United States, but there are many who support the idea that high tariffs are a necessary part of doing business in North America. By protecting the supply chain, businesses stand to benefit as the Canadian economy grows and becomes a world leader when it comes to providing jobs. Tariffs and regulations might keep some people in their home country, but high-paying jobs are on the way to Canada – so everyone wins in the end.