What’s In Your Shopping Cart? A Battleground For Global Trade : NPR: https://www.npr.org/2018/08/14/636137025/whats-in-your-shopping-cart-a-battleground-for-global-trade
How Can This Possibly Be True? [Friedman’s Pencil] – Freakonomics Freakonomics:http://freakonomics.com/podcast/i-pencil/
causerie: Word of the Day from Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2018/07/29
“An informal chat or talk”? Hmm.
Can’t help but ponder recent events.
POTUS Trump: the Helsinki “sidebar” h had with “President” Putin: just Trump, Putin, and their translators: when you occupy that high a level of authority, such a position of power and responsibility, can two Heads of State have a “simple causerie”…?
Trump visits Ohio to tout $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan – The Blade: http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2018/03/29/Trump-touts-1-5-trillion-infrastructure-plan.html
MARKETPLACE: 03/29/2018: Trump pushes his stalled infrastructure plan: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-morning-report/03292018-us-edition
[Still not understanding how all the infrastructure and military modernization we need will be paid for.]
[Meanwhile, on the “Defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic” front–]
From NPR News: As Atlanta Seeks To Restore Services, Ransomware Attacks Are On The Rise https://n.pr/2uuZVNl
As a private citizen, a tax-paying, voting blue-collar type, my opinion: I didn’t vote for Trump. He seemed like another Putin-worshipping wannabe oligarch. Whatever Trump’s beliefs on how awesome he is, I think he’s played into Putin’s hands: Trump and his ‘allies’ protect themselves and seek more wealth and power by trying to shred the system of checks and balances and power-sharing, and the institutions we need to make those systems work.
Putin and his oligarchical kleptocracy love they’ve got some ‘useful idiot’ allies in Washington, doing their undermining for them.
I usually cast a skeptical eye at the FBI and the intelligence community. Some citizen-level ‘we need them to do what they do, but they need to be held in check’ skepticism.
But, Trump & Co. against the DoJ and the intelligence community? I’ll believe them over Trump.
Let the sunshine in, cleanse the place.
Get the definition for fiduciary: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/fiduciary at Dictionary.com
Trump has been using this word a lot today. Getting the feeling after reading the definition that he may be using it incorrectly. Not sure; I’m just a layman.
When I have money put into my 401k, for example, wish could trust that the firm investing the money on my behalf has a sense of fiduciary responsibility. But, I’m not sure if that’s correct. They know I’m participating in thier selection of mutual funds in an effort to save toward a “working retirement”, and ‘they’ understand investment markets better than i do. I rely on them being good, honest, and professional.
Is Trump conflating his roles as business owner and father as a “fiduciary responsibility”? I don’t know, I’m asking.