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Conrad Black: America's resurgence is reshaping the world
National Post ^ | January 11, 2019 | Conrad Black

Posted on 01/12/2019 9:43:15 AM PST by billorites

Almost indiscernible in the endless tumult about President Donald Trump is the objective return of American might, right on our doorstep. A casual sampler of the Canadian, and even the American, press, might think that the United States was so far along in its decline that the entire process of government and normal public discourse had broken down in that country, and that the much-discussed process of national decline was accelerating in a climate of virtual chaos.

In fact, the economy of the United States is astoundingly strong: full employment, an expanding workforce, negligible inflation and about 3% economic growth. And it is a broad economic recovery, not based on service industries as in the United Kingdom (where London handles most of Europe’s financial industry, while most of British industry has fled), and not based largely on the fluctuating resources markets as has often been Canada’s experience.

In the eight years of President Obama, the United States lost 219,000 manufacturing jobs; in the two years of Trump, the country has added 477,000 manufacturing jobs. This was not supposed to be possible, and this time, unlike in the great Reagan boom, it cannot be dismissed by the left (and it was false in the eighties) as a profusion of “hamburger flippers, dry cleaners and people delivering pizza,” (all necessary occupations).

It is clear that China is feeling the heat of American tariffs. Their magnificent hypocrisy of gamboling in a $360-billion trade surplus with the United States while extorting technology from American companies and reducing American high-tech giants like Apple and Google to sniveling on China’s behalf when their sales in that country are reduced, and all the while leading G-77 in cupped-hands requests for relief from the economically most advanced countries for their pollution of the world environment

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1 posted on 01/12/2019 9:43:15 AM PST by billorites
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To: billorites
Article also appears in The New York Sun.
2 posted on 01/12/2019 9:44:21 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

Conrad seems to be blissfully optimistic.


3 posted on 01/12/2019 9:52:42 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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Thank you Conrad. I hope to see Canada join our good fortune soon...


4 posted on 01/12/2019 1:10:22 PM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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I hope to see Canada join our good fortune soon...

Not until we get rid of Justin the Idiot


5 posted on 01/12/2019 2:16:59 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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That’s what I mean. Justin makes his dad look like Reagan, and Pierre was no Reagan.


6 posted on 01/12/2019 2:58:11 PM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: Para-Ord.45
Conrad seems to be blissfully optimistic.

And why shouldn't we be optimistic about the US economy?

I think the USA's economic rival is just starting.

7 posted on 01/12/2019 5:29:42 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: billorites

Funny

The author is a convicted felon who flunked out of several schools, graduated from a couple, and became a newspaper tycoon.

And he’s smart and likeable.

I wonder if he ever drank whiskey with Pat Buchanan?


8 posted on 01/13/2019 5:47:20 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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