Tariffs and the COVID Boom

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    August 21, 2020 — Strategy and Tactics: How Tariffs will Change Semiconductor Equipment. The COVID Boom: Is it too good to be true? Intel, IBM, GF, Aart de Geus and Terry Higashi. CHC: Off-Shoring WildPhotons: There are forty kinds of ...
    G. Dan Hutcheson

    How Tariffs and Controls will Change Semiconductor Equipment:

    Economic Theory has labeled tariffs as bad policy for an economy since the days of Adam Smith. It was also in the days before currencies could be easily manipulated and industrial efficiency beat manual labor. As everyone knows today, currency manipulation is easily hidden and virtually impossible to discover; while free trade has made industrial efficiency available to everyone. Meanwhile, China's unique blend of Communist Capitalism learned how to take advantage of this old economic system. We look into
    • Why tariffs are no longer thought of as bad
    • The statics and dynamics behind them
    • If they are here to stay
    • What the post-Globalization world is about
    • Is the era of China being the world's manufacturing center over
    • What China's doing about it
    • And more
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    Tariffs and the COVID Boom

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