Very Important Economic Confrontation: Neil Cavuto -vs- Larry Kudlow…

Neil Cavuto is the defender of multinational Wall Street interests.  Cavuto’s boss, Rupert Murdoch has a well known insider nickname: “Mr. Wall Street”… The Murdoch operations (Fox News and Wall Street Journal among them) are ideological advocates for multinational corporations and historic globalist trade practices; to the detriment of the U.S. middle-class.  Cavuto and Murdoch are aligned with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President, Tom Donohue, in all things related to Big Multinational Trade.

In this interview there is a very apropos example of the twisted disconnect evident in the multinational corporate media perspective.  Please watch the part that begins around 04:55 and listen closely to Cavuto:

…”and we’re really seeing the effect on the folks who have to pay the bills for this sort of thing … we’re already seeing soybean prices coming down; we’re seeing pork related prices coming down … folks are taking it on the chin, what are you telling them?”… etc.

There it is.  Did you catch it?

In discussing futures Cavuto sounds the alarm for “Soybean prices coming down.”  “Pork prices coming down”; and “the folks “taking it on the chin.”

Now, think.  What Neil Cavuto is saying is that U.S. food futures prices are forecast to come down.  In that scenario who exactly is taking it on the chin?

Who is it that Neil Cavuto sees losing out in his position?  It’s not the family going to the grocery store… they will see lower prices… so who are these “folks” losing out?

There it is.

Right there.

It’s easy to miss the gaslighting because it is so commonplace.  Cavuto doesn’t even see himself doing it.

This is the twisted and controlled market being discussed.

Neil Cavuto is not calling for ‘free markets’, he is advocating for ‘controlled markets’, and his anxiety is because the “folks” he references as “losers” are the Multinational Corporations and Big-AG who control the Pork and Soybean market.

Cavuto’s ‘consumers’, those he is advocating for, are Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Monsanto, Cargill, Unilever, Nestle’ and ConAgra.  Those are the names of Cavuto’s folks that he sees as “taking it on the chin.”   He is NOT, repeat NOT, talking about people who shop at supermarkets and grocery stores, ie. the middle-class.

I cannot emphasize this enough… once you know how to spot this economic disconnect in the arguments by advocates for multinational corporations you can never go back to a time when you don’t see it.

This is the most important economic lesson that most Americans simply do not comprehend.  We are in an abusive relationship, and most U.S. consumers don’t even know about it.

If the U.S. were to exit NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), the price you pay for most foodstuff at the grocery store would drop 10% in the first quarter and likely drop 20% or more by the end of the first year. Here’s why:

Approximately a decade ago the U.S. Dept of Agriculture stopped using U.S. consumer food prices within the reported CORE measures of inflation. The food sector joined the ranks of fuel and energy prices in no longer being measured to track core inflation and backdrop Fed monetary policy. Not coincidentally this was simultaneous to U.S. consumers seeing massive inflation in the same highly consumable sector.

There are massive international corporate and financial interests who are inherently at risk from President Trump’s “America-First” economic and trade platform. Believe it or not, President Trump is up against an entire world economic establishment.

When you understand how trade works in the modern era you will understand why the agents within the system are so adamantly opposed to U.S. President Trump.

The biggest lie in modern economics, willingly spread and maintained by corporate media, is that a system of global markets still exists.

It doesn’t.

Every element of global economic trade is controlled and exploited by massive institutions, multinational banks and multinational corporations. Institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Bank control trillions of dollars in economic activity. Underneath that economic activity there are people who hold the reigns of power over the outcomes. These individuals and groups are the stakeholders in direct opposition to principles of America-First national economics.

The modern financial constructs of these entities have been established over the course of the past three decades. When you understand how they manipulate the economic system of individual nations you begin to understand why they are so fundamentally opposed to President Trump.

In the Western World, separate from communist control perspectives (ie. China), “Global markets” are a modern myth; nothing more than a talking point meant to keep people satiated with sound bites they might find familiar. Global markets have been destroyed over the past three decades by multinational corporations who control the products formerly contained within global markets.

The same is true for “Commodities Markets”. The multinational trade and economic system, run by corporations and multinational banks, now controls the product outputs of independent nations. The free market economic system has been usurped by entities who create what is best described as ‘controlled markets’.

U.S. President Trump smartly understands what has taken place. Additionally he uses economic leverage as part of a broader national security policy; and to understand who opposes President Trump specifically because of the economic leverage he creates, it becomes important to understand the objectives of the global and financial elite who run and operate the institutions. The Big Club.

Understanding how trillions of trade dollars influence geopolitical policy we begin to understand the three-decade global financial construct they seek to protect.

That is, global financial exploitation of national markets.

FOUR BASIC ELEMENTS:

♦Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national outputs and industries of developed industrial western nations.

♦The Multinational Corporations making the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks.

♦The Multinational Banks and the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).

♦With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.

Against the backdrop of President Trump confronting China; and against the backdrop of NAFTA being renegotiated, likely to exit; and against the necessary need to support the key U.S. steel industry; revisiting the economic influences within the modern import/export dynamic will help conceptualize the issues at the heart of the matter.

There are a myriad of interests within each trade sector that make specific explanation very challenging; however, here’s the basic outline.

For three decades economic “globalism” has advanced, quickly. Everyone accepts this statement, yet few actually stop to ask who and what are behind this – and why?

Influential people with vested financial interests in the process have sold a narrative that global manufacturing, global sourcing, and global production was the inherent way of the future. The same voices claimed the American economy was consigned to become a “service-driven economy.”

What was always missed in these discussions is that advocates selling this global-economy message have a vested financial and ideological interest in convincing the information consumer it is all just a natural outcome of economic progress.

It’s not.

It’s not natural at all. It is a process that is entirely controlled, promoted and utilized by large conglomerates, lobbyists, purchased politicians and massive financial corporations.

Again, I’ll try to retain the larger altitude perspective without falling into the traps of the esoteric weeds. I freely admit this is tough to explain and I may not be successful.

Bulletpoint #1: ♦ Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national elements of developed industrial western nations.

This is perhaps the most challenging to understand. In essence, thanks specifically to the way the World Trade Organization (WTO) was established in 1995, national companies expanded their influence into multiple nations, across a myriad of industries and economic sectors (energy, agriculture, raw earth minerals, etc.). This is the basic underpinning of national companies becoming multinational corporations.

Think of these multinational corporations as global entities now powerful enough to reach into multiple nations -simultaneously- and purchase controlling interests in a single economic commodity.

A historic reference point might be the original multinational enterprise, energy via oil production. (Exxon, Mobil, BP, etc.)

However, in the modern global world, it’s not just oil; the resource and product procurement extends to virtually every possible commodity and industry. From the very visible (wheat/corn) to the obscure (small minerals, and even flowers).

Bulletpoint #2 ♦ The Multinational Corporations making the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks.

During the past several decades national companies merged. The largest lemon producer company in Brazil, merges with the largest lemon company in Mexico, merges with the largest lemon company in Argentina, merges with the largest lemon company in the U.S., etc. etc. National companies, formerly of one nation, become “continental” companies with control over an entire continent of nations.

…. or it could be over several continents or even the entire world market of Lemon/Widget production. These are now multinational corporations. They hold interests in specific segments (this example lemons) across a broad variety of individual nations.

National laws on Monopoly building are not the same in all nations. Most are not as structured as the U.S.A or other more developed nations (with more laws). During the acquisition phase, when encountering a highly developed nation with monopoly laws, the process of an umbrella corporation might be needed to purchase the targeted interests within a specific nation. The example of Monsanto applies here.

Bulletpoint #3 ♦The Multinational Banks and the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).

With control of the majority of actual lemons the multinational corporation now holds a different set of financial values than a local farmer or national market. This is why commodities exchanges are essentially dead. In the aggregate the mercantile exchange is no longer a free or supply-based market; it is now a controlled market exploited by mega-sized multinational corporations.

Instead of the traditional ‘supply/demand’ equation determining prices, the corporations look to see what nations can afford what prices. The supply of the controlled product is then distributed to the country according to their ability to afford the price. This is essentially the bastardized and politicized function of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This is also how the corporations controlling WTO policy maximize profits.

Back to the lemons. A corporation might hold the rights to the majority of the lemon production in Brazil, Argentina and California/Florida. The price the U.S. consumer pays for the lemons is directed by the amount of inventory (distribution) the controlling corporation allows in the U.S.

If the U.S. lemon harvest is abundant, the controlling interests will export the product to keep the U.S. consumer spending at peak or optimal price. A U.S. customer might pay $2 for a lemon, a Mexican customer might pay .50¢, and a Canadian $1.25.

The bottom line issue is the national supply (in this example ‘harvest/yield’) is not driving the national price because the supply is now controlled by massive multinational corporations.

The mistake people often make is calling this a “global commodity” process. In the modern era this “global commodity” phrase is particularly nonsense.

A true global commodity is a process of individual nations harvesting/creating a similar product and bringing that product to a global market. Individual nations each independently engaged in creating a similar product.

Under modern globalism this process no longer takes place. It’s a complete fraud. Massive multinational corporations control the majority of production inside each nation and therefore control the global product market and price. It is a controlled system.

EXAMPLE: Part of the lobbying in the food industry is to advocate for the expansion of U.S. taxpayer benefits to underwrite the costs of the domestic food products they control. By lobbying DC these multinational corporations [Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Monsanto, Cargill, Unilever, Nestle’, ConAgra etc] get congress and policy-makers to expand the basis of who can use EBT and SNAP benefits (state reimbursement rates).

Expanding the federal subsidy for food purchases is part of the corporate profit dynamic.

With increased taxpayer subsidies, the food price controllers can charge more domestically and export more of the product internationally. Taxes, via subsidies, go into their profit margins. The corporations then use a portion of those enhanced profits in contributions to the politicians. It’s a circle of money.

In highly developed nations this multinational corporate process requires the corporation to purchase the domestic political process (as above) with individual nations allowing the exploitation in varying degrees. As such, the corporate lobbyists pay hundreds of millions to politicians for changes in policies and regulations; one sector, one product, or one industry at a time. These are specialized lobbyists.

EXAMPLE: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)

CFIUS is an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions that could result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person (“covered transactions”), in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States.

CFIUS operates pursuant to section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA) (section 721) and as implemented by Executive Order 11858, as amended, and regulations at 31 C.F.R. Part 800.

The CFIUS process has been the subject of significant reforms over the past several years. These include numerous improvements in internal CFIUS procedures, enactment of FINSA in July 2007, amendment of Executive Order 11858 in January 2008, revision of the CFIUS regulations in November 2008, and publication of guidance on CFIUS’s national security considerations in December 2008 (more)

Bulletpoint #4With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.

The process of charging the U.S. consumer more for a product, that under normal national market conditions would cost less, is a process called exfiltration of wealth. This is the basic premise, the cornerstone, behind the catch-phrase ‘globalism’.

It is never discussed.

To control the market price some contracted product may even be secured and shipped with the intent to allow it to sit idle (or rot). It’s all about controlling the price and maximizing the profit equation. To gain the same $1 profit a widget multinational might have to sell 20 widgets in El-Salvador (.25¢ each), or two widgets in the U.S. ($2.50/each).

Think of the process like the historic reference of OPEC (Oil Producing Economic Countries). Only in the modern era massive corporations are playing the role of OPEC and it’s not oil being controlled, thanks to the WTO it’s almost everything.

Again, this is highlighted in the example of taxpayers subsidizing the food sector (EBT, SNAP etc.), the corporations can charge U.S. consumers more. Ex. more beef is exported, red meat prices remain high at the grocery store, but subsidized U.S. consumers can better afford the high prices.

Of course, if you are not receiving food payment assistance (middle-class) you can’t eat the steaks because you can’t afford them. (Not accidentally, it’s the same scheme in the ObamaCare healthcare system)

Agriculturally, multinational corporate Monsanto, ADM, ConAgra says: ‘all your harvests are belong to us‘. Contract with us, or you lose because we can control the market price of your end product. Downside is that once you sign that contract, you agree to terms that are entirely created by the financial interests of the larger corporation; not your farm.

The multinational agriculture lobby is massive. We willingly feed the world as part of the system; but you as a grocery customer pay more per unit at the grocery store because domestic supply no longer determines domestic price.

Within the agriculture community the (feed-the-world) production export factor also drives the need for labor. Labor is a cost. The multinational corps have a vested interest in low labor costs. Ergo, open border policies. (ie. willingly purchased republicans not supporting border wall etc.).

Remember the example of China purchasing Smithfield foods?  In these examples the state-run economic operation of China operates like a corporation. [More Here]

This corrupt economic manipulation/exploitation applies over multiple sectors, and even in the sub-sector of an industry like steel. China/India purchases the raw material, coking coal, then sells the finished good (rolled steel) back to the global market at a discount. Or it could be rubber, or concrete, or plastic, or frozen chicken parts etc.

The ‘America First’ Trump-Trade Doctrine upsets the entire construct of this multinational export/control dynamic. Team Trump focus exclusively on bilateral trade deals, with specific trade agreements targeted toward individual nations (not national corporations).

‘America-First’ is also specific policy at a granular product level looking out for the national interests of the United States, U.S. workers, U.S. companies and U.S. consumers.

Under President Trump’s Trade positions, balanced and fair trade with strong regulatory control over national assets, exfiltration of U.S. national wealth is essentially stopped.

This puts many current multinational corporations, globalists who previously took a stake-hold in the U.S. economy with intention to export the wealth, in a position of holding contracted interest of an asset they can no longer exploit.

Perhaps now we understand better how massive multi-billion multinational corporations and institutions are aligned against President Trump.

RELATED:

♦The Modern Third Dimension in American Economics – HERE

♦The “Fed” Can’t Figure out the New Economics – HERE

♦Proof “America-First” has disconnected Main Street from Wall Street – HERE

♦Treasury Secretary Mnuchin begins creating a Parallel Banking System – HERE

♦How Trump Economic Policy is Interacting With The Stock Market – HERE

♦How Multinationals have Exported U.S. Wealth – HERE

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282 Responses to Very Important Economic Confrontation: Neil Cavuto -vs- Larry Kudlow…

  1. sunnydaze says:

    “….The biggest lie in modern economics, willingly spread and maintained by corporate media, is that a system of global markets still exists.

    It doesn’t.

    Every element of global economic trade is controlled and exploited by massive institutions, multinational banks and multinational corporations. Institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Bank control trillions of dollars in economic activity…..”

    That’s the money quote right there. Just want to make sure people don’t miss it.

    And yes, it’s a shame that food prices were taken out of the inflation statistics.

    Anyone remember housewives protesting rising food prices in Grocery Store parking lots back in the 70’s? They were frequent where I lived, but rising food prices/inflation was in the news a lot too, back then.

    The silence around food price inflation was *notable* during the Wall Street Meltdown of ’07, ’08,’09.

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    • TatonkaWoman says:

      Silence is partly because they have somewhat managed to camouflage the inflation with deflation… deflation of product, that is. Today we pay a mildly inflated price for greatly reduced product weight, quantity, size, etc. Look at ice cream compared to, say, 15 years ago. Or the width of a toilet paper roll. Or the number of crackers in a tube of Ritz….and on and on and on.

      Inflation of price controlled by deflation of product.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        Yes, they’ve done that. But inflation is inflation and when 12 oz. of coffee costs the same as 16 oz. of coffee did a few months ago, that’s not “controlled inflation”, it’s “inflation”.

        It *is* amazing tho, that the tactic seems to “work” for many Americans.

        Almost like they’re not paying attention and not noticing, or never learned math, or don’t care anymore…..sigh…..

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        • kellymoncus says:

          Americans paying attention is foreign to their daily existence unless of course the cell phone company suspends service for non-payment then you’ve got their undivided attention. The price of commodities corn, soybeans, hogs gives them a headache.

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        • Pat Frederick says:

          I buy a container of orange juice which i then divide into 5 smaller bottles to send with my hubby to work every day. Last week I was splitting the juice and could not fill the last bottle. I was befuddled.
          It certainly looked like the same sized juice container. Luckily I had saved an old container for watering my plants on the deck. It was indeed several ounces lighter–although it remained the same cost. if i were drinking the juice by the glass instead of transferring it to other vessels, i never would have noticed the price increase–sneaky!

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        • kiswa15 says:

          They do notice, but they don’t understand the why.
          Most people have no concept of food production. The farm to the table escapes them. They have never been in a production facility, they don’t know how it is made of who makes it.
          Their only contact with food is in the store so rising prices is blamed on the retailer.

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          • GuyWithNoName67 says:

            I notice these things. I first noticed it – up here in Canada, mind you –, at a Tim Hortons’ donut shop, circa 2009. In 2007-2008, a single donut there barely fit my hand, but in 2009 onward, the donuts were a little smaller than my palm. Everyone I told this to thought I was nuts, of course.

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            • eagledriver50 says:

              Dunkin’ Doughnuts have shrunk a lot of their products. Used to by glazed sticks…they were good but over time the stick became smaller and also the apple fritters…Couldn’t eat the things but stopped going to DD due to the cheating on the products and charging the same price!!!

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      • LegacyDriver says:

        Inflation of price MASKED by deflation of product.

        FIFY.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I surely noticed. And have continued to notice. Every time I go to the grocery store. And I began to notice how hard it is to find food that is grown and processed in the US.

      I squint to read all the fine print on every darned can of vegetables or bag of frozen fruit or veggies. It comes from all over the world. Often, now, it doesn’t even say where the vegetables were grown, it just says “processed in the US.” (And that’s if you’re lucky).

      I was so angry a few weeks ago that I bought frozen broccoli from the grocery that is a local brand, organic, and foolishly assumed the PRODUCT would be local. Ha, turns out it was from some third world sh*t hole where I would sooner just inject the e. coli directly into my arm than get it from eating their food.

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      • kellymoncus says:

        You could do what my family used to do w ways back and freeze or can the vegetables when in season. Much cheaper but labor intensive on your part and requires a large freezer and canning jars.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          Yes, I used to do that when my mom was alive. I helped her with canning every year. I no longer have a large family to prepare food for, so it has not really been a practical solution for me for a number of years. I do freeze some, but my freezer space is fairly limited.

          Of course, none of this mattered when you could buy food grown in the US. They no longer have to label when food is imported which is particularly frustrating.

          I wish my situation was different so that I could grow my own food and preserve it, but who knows…maybe we’ll see a time when we have food from the US readily available to Americans.

          I do wonder, sometimes, who gets our food while we get food from Cambodia and Thailand and Chile….

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          • tampa2 says:

            Sylvia: Try to find any canned fish/shellfish NOT from outside of the US. The only US product I can find in Tampa Bay (Publix) is Cape May. Brunswick is Canadian, which I believe to be OK. Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee, and StarKist are all SE Asia products.
            I used to HAVE to buy these SE Asia products for their shelf-life b/c of Florida’s propensity for multiple hurricane events in a single season. Nevermore.
            Also, virtually every product on the shelves remains “price stable” but far from quantity stable. 16 oz. is now 14 oz. Price change? NOT.
            I can’t take Cavuto at all, but was channel flipping and saw Kudlow was on. Watched and was stunned by Cavuto’s obvious and blatant protectionism of the multinationals with total disregard to consumers. Arrogant, pompous CoC /Wall St. bloodsucker that he is.

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            • Sylvia Avery says:

              I hear you regarding canned seafood. It kind of makes me ill to think of eating foreign fish. Who knows what it really is….or how it was processed. I made the mistake of watching a segment on imported shrimp and why it often smells of bleach…But it is difficult to find country of origin any more on food packaging.

              I have read comments here about how containers have been downsized and one Treeper was talking about using an old recipe for a jello salad and it didn’t set up and she couldn’t figure out why till she looked at the jello package and realized it was smaller now so she had put in too much water.

              Several days later I was buying stuff to make a special chocolate cherry birthday cake that I have been making for 20 years or so, and since I seldom buy cake mix I squinted at the box and thought to myself, “what is wrong with this box?” And I mean it was some brand name like Betty Crocker or Pillsbury or whatever.

              Got it home and looked it over carefully and realized it was about 2/3 the size that a box of cake mix USED to be. We ended up going out for dinner and I didn’t make the cake, and I keep looking at the box wondering how many mathematical recalculations I am going to have to compute in order to make the blasted cake…

              Thanks globalists. I know, small potatoes in the grand scheme of things but gosh darn it is annoying.

              And I hate it that I have turned into one of those people who sits around griping about how much better it was when I was younger, but, it was!

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              • Janie M. says:

                That was me, Sylvia (jello/pudding/water ratio problem), Strawberry Romanoff Pie… arggghh. I want to attempt it again at a later date but I have to figure out how much less water to use. 🙁

                1 (3.5-ounce) pkg. vanilla flavored pudding and pie filling
                1 (3.5-ounce) pkg. strawberry flavor gelatin
                1 1/3 cups water
                3 tbsp. orange liqueur or orange juice
                1 (8-ounce) package frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed (3 cups)
                1 pt. strawberries, sliced*
                1 baked 9-inch pie shell, cooled, or graham cracker crumb crust, chilled

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                • Sylvia Avery says:

                  Yum, sounds good! But I can see how the jello to water ratio being wrong would really mess this up.

                  I’ve been thinking about my cake problem and I think I have it solved, or close to it.

                  I know these are small annoyances in the grand scheme of thing, but GOSH it really ticks me off!!!

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                • Janie M. says:

                  Nothing worse than a loose cream pie filling. Hey, can I pour you a slice? 😆 And, I believe we were in primo strawberry season. Good thing I didn’t make a regular butter pie crust or use whipped cream instead of cool whip. I would have been really ticked for all that extra work and expensive ingredients going to waste.
                  You might be able to remedy your cake mix shortage if you have a scale – would have to tweek in flour, baking powder and liquids (oil and water) and adding an extra egg. Good luck!

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                • Sylvia Avery says:

                  I was mentally estimating the cost of the ingredients of your pie as I was reading the recipe and kind of groaning to myself thinking about the expense and the waste. SMH.

                  But something good has come out of all the food talk regarding the tariffs. A Treeper mentioned finding a local butcher shop where he could at least get local meats and I was gnashing my teeth thinking how long it had been since I had been aware of a local butcher shop in my area.

                  Today, I started searching online and asking around and discovered that a local outfit that has been in business since the mid 1950s (but only if you wanted to buy a half a beef or something) now has a small retail shop where they offer local grass fed beef and pork (suck it, Smithfields!) that they butcher themselves.

                  I am thrilled!

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                • Janie M. says:

                  And I know, via our local monthly sales circulars, some butcher shops will sell pkg. deals. so you can buy a mix of beef, pork and chicken in different cuts. Happy hunting, hope it meets (no pun intended) your expectations.

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                • Sylvia Avery says:

                  🙂 I will be happy to know I am buying US products not shot up with hormones and stuff! It will be a relief. And I don’t mind paying more for that. Kind of like I am willing to pay more for Made in USA to feel I’m getting good quality stuff, food or otherwise!

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                • Janie M. says:

                  And their livestock is being raised humanely, not in one of those factory farms, cramped in small pens and cages for the entirety of their miserable lives. I would imagine that has an effect on the quality of the meat.

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      • Jonesy says:

        I still am trying to understand LIMES that are stickered with “Organic from Mexico!”

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    • tdaly14 says:

      Anything to do with energy was removed.

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  2. appadoo9 says:

    Best retort from Kudlow was that the American farmer wants lower barrier of entry into China. That’s what President Trump is fighting for

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    • Bone Fish says:

      Larry ♚KING DOLLAR♚ Kudlow is back baby.

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    • gregbuls says:

      The ‘free trade’ right knows only one answer to trade imbalances and cheating: Bite the pillow and deal accept it.
      Any actual response to closed markets, dumping, subsidizing, and intellectual theft is, to ‘free traders’, one step short of global thermonuclear war. They offer no solution, and their actions always maximize offshoring and US job losses. If there’s such a thing as economic treason, they have mastered it.

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      • hoop says:

        There are very very few on the Right (rank and file Right) that understand the issue… They just know that since Free Trade has been touted – factory jobs, and even factories have just vanished….

        That is NOT helping America as a whole – it hurts America. The economy is about “value added jobs” – the jobs that actually produce real goods and real profit. Big Corpa wants those jobs moved to cheap labor nations.

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  3. Southern Son says:

    Cavuto is a Paid CuckServative.
    He refuses to acknowledge, that he too, is a Dinosaur.
    Just not, quite, Extinct…yet.

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  4. Chris Four says:

    Despite a presious disparaging post about Larry his interview with Cavuto provides a clue as to why Trump wanted him. He is a good at PR. He can sell the Presidents message. He maybe is talking BS and has no real role, but for me he earned his salary with this interview.

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    • CirclinTheDrain says:

      Not really. Kudlow should have stressed that while the farmer/Cardill were distressed with dropping prices, grocery store customers were delighted. He missed a big opportunity to drive that message home.

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  5. Curt says:

    Everyone knows that China is cheating in so many ways on the trade front. Fine. Is this situation going to continue for the foreseeable future? What is the answer to China stealing intellectual property and currency manipulation? Yes, Trump’s policy has risks. If it doesn’t work then it’ll have to be unwound; and there will be economic pain. Kudlow is correct when he says presidents, for decades, have whined about this huge problem which only gets worse year after year. Trump is taking action. So far he’s had good results with the South Koreans and the NAFTA deal. Hopefully, and I’m against trade barriers also, but for gosh sakes there has to be mutual fairness. I would like to hear what Cuvoto’s solution would BE and I don’t mean that in a facetious way…

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    • Steve Herman says:

      Agreed,

      And so China (Central AG) buys lower priced beans from Brazil, Brazil bean prices increase. AUS or PacRim reacts to BRA inflated prices with buys of US produced beans rather than the inflated Brazilian beans. And you know what AUS or PacRim will be long term customers from that point on because US soybeans are the world gold standard for soy meal composition.

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      • snellvillebob says:

        A Chinese tariff on USA soy beans is not based in reality. The Chinese government is the purchaser of it for China so they will buy it from somewhere else. Not one penny of tariff money will be collected. And the beans they buy elsewhere, very well might have been shipped there from the USA. Everyone will get their beans, everyone will sell their beans, its just that China will pay more for theirs.

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    • WSB says:

      There were no other recent presidents who were experts in domestic or global business, the last one one was Calvin Coolidge.

      Now, we have a much better one.

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    • kellymoncus says:

      Why, the foreign nations have trade barriers against us. What’s not to like about President Trumps trade policies?

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      • snellvillebob says:

        The globalists who control it are having to change very well constructed plans to adapt to the changes President Trump is making. This upsets them so they are trying to get rid of him. I have no sympathy for them.

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  6. trumpmaga says:

    As always SD you have us way ahead in the learning curve.

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  7. suejeanne1 says:

    Thank you for all this incredible analysis, background – I was just steaming as I watched and listened to the rude Cavuto, could feel the blood pressure rising – so, what are we supposed to keep doing, Cavuto? Never fight – just accept?

    I like this from Churchill:

    “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
    if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may
    come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

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  8. appadoo9 says:

    I really think cavuto wanted to highlight the Market’s getting it on the chin. Pity he didn’t, as tonight’s futures are continuing higher

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  9. Jenny Hatch says:

    There are no multinationals so messy, overpriced, dangerous, and fraudulent than the pharmaceutical companies producing vaccines that have ruined the lives of many families.

    I had the top vaccine activists on my radio show about a year ago to explain how industry controlled opposition to parent groups trying to get the truth were overruled and shut out by industry insiders.

    Rupert Murdoch and fam make huge swaths of their money from vaccines.

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  10. Scarlet says:

    I’m just here to say…..Sundance basically writes a graduate school senior thesis on multi topics every single day. It’s impressive. Seriously impressive. And highly appreciated.

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    • Steve Herman says:

      SD, Scarlet is correct. Do you have a team? Team or not, it is very impressive and greatly appreciated.

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    • k4jjj says:

      No modern university graduate school could present the details of the global trade fraud in so understandable an explanation as found on this site. It is one thing to know. The great skill is to educate widely beyond the ivy walls. It is certainly done here. Thumbs up.

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  11. So, in short, we don’t live within a freedom-based free market system anymore. We live under a crony-fascist model that was transitioning to full-on communism, facilitated by Obummer, until Trump was elected. The future was 3rd world style wealth extraction followed by literal enslavement and mass murder of everyone awake once the guns were taken away. And of course, the elimination of the Constitution, Bill of rights and imposition of global government authority from a foreign land, like Brussels. Hillary would have finished the job.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Actually it is Corporatism aka Fascism aka Third Way Socialism. Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and the Head of the London School of Economics are big fans.

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    • WSB says:

      Been going on for a lot longer. But yes, last nails in the coffin were avoided.

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      • 4sure says:

        What SD says re. globalism monopolizing the markets is true re. prices. However, higher food prices in the US are just as much a result of EBT/SNAP payments. When I grocery shop, esp. at walmart and other “low” price grocery stores, 80% of the purchases are made w/EBT/SNAP cards. I have had cashiers tell me that hundreds of dollars of groceries are purchased regularly with those cards. They have buggies overflowing. I have a hand basket w/a few items and am lucky to be able to afford that.

        We are paying twice for our groceries. Once by being taxed to pay for someone else’s groceries and then again when we pay for our own.

        You want to see grocery prices come down, get rid of the welfare grocery cards.

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  12. alliwantissometruth says:

    Globalism is just another scam like communism, a perversion of a noble concept (in theory only)

    Yeah, it would be great if we all lived in a global community, one where fairness & equality for all ruled the day. Yet, like communism, which espouses the common good & where everyone is equal, it’s nothing but a scam to keep the worlds wealth & power split between the elites, while keeping the anything but equal “little people” enslaved & oppressed

    This globalism utopian nonsense is a pact between the elites lust for wealth & power, & the Marxist ideology to destroy capitalism & human advancement

    It’s truly a shame the political / media puppets on both sides continue to do their bidding

    Hopefully the message here will get to enough people to stop it. Only those truly educated in the ways of the world, those anchored within the confines of reality, can stop this degradation of all the people of the world’s God given rights

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    • snellvillebob says:

      For years I have been saying that Globalism is a Feudal system of fiefdoms consisting of markets and market shares. They plan to make us the slaves, peasants, serfs, whatever.

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  13. TheOutlawJoseyWales says:

    JBS should be included in this. As a Rancher we saw the highest feeder cattle prices ever in 2014. Northern plains steers averaged $1,425 per head. 2015 the price averaged $1,125. 2016 after the Obama Administration lifted import limits on fresh beef from Brazil, the average price dropped to $685 per head. Last year I averaged $825 after JBS sent shipments of rotten meat to Europe and were caught bribing inspectors in Brazil.

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    • Chris Four says:

      The prices you are paid have fluctuated greatly. However do you know if the retail price of meat fluctuated as much over the same time?

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      • TheOutlawJoseyWales says:

        Not where I live. We have one grocer serving a 40 mile radius and with the American Indians using snap and EBT here, grocery prices are outrageous. It’s actually cheaper for me to drive 75 miles to a neighboring state to purchase everything but beef. I raise my own so luckily do not have that expense and a close neighbor raises hogs.

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  14. James says:

    This is my first post, as this is a subject I have had direct experience having worked as an executive with these Big Ag companies my entire life. I’ve only ever know the “cronyism” model, as was the only model that ever existed in any of the various globalized commodities I’ve managed. I’ve personally been through the highly publicized litigations of the 80’s of “managed production and pricing” and have worked in many various foreign countries for these Big Ag companies. I can assure you, the enemy in ever case and situation, is the consumer. I am convinced, this is the same in Pharma, Healthcare, and many, if not all others.

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  15. JuiceMan_V says:

    Yeah, Cavuto saying beans and pork prices going down, and people taking it on the chin made absolutely no sense to me at all.

    And I’m not even that smart.

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    • Payday says:

      LOL. It was a huge unforced error by a globalist shill. I watched that interview in real time, and I knew immediately how he exposed himeself with that blunder. What? Americans are going to take it on the chin cause our food prices are going down? What a maroon…

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  16. pattyloo says:

    isn’t he talking about the farmers losing money (not Wall Street)? because they produce the pork bellies & soybeans and they can’t sell them for as much if the futures go down?

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  17. pattyloo says:

    oh, ok, i get it. there’s so few family farmers anymore because conagra, monsanto etc took them all over. but cavuto is presenting it like it is working farmers who are losing.

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    • TatonkaWoman says:

      Exactly.

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      • Payday says:

        Actually, the biggest US pork producer was purchased by the Chinese a few years back. They’re putting tariffs on themselves! LOL!

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        • WSB says:

          I am still attempting to figure this out. And I keep chuckling.

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          • Payday says:

            You’re a great poster WSB. I enjoy your perspective.

            Liked by 1 person

            • WSB says:

              Payday, I have very few fans. I am humbled by your interest and appreciation!

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              • Payday says:

                Well you can count me as one. I often want to give you likes (as you’re so generous with me), but I haven’t figured out how to do it. At least know I’m thinking of them.

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                • WSB says:

                  Sweet, PayDay! All of us at CTH encourage all commenters! Thank you!

                  The only way I started here at CTH was to create a WordPress account. That allows you to ‘like’ a post.

                  As begrudgingly as it was for me to create an account at WordPress, I did it. They make you open an account that sounds like a website, however, I have never used it as one, so you are safe to do so.

                  Sundance uses WordPress because they monitor their platform better than most, so you are actually safer than other sites, IMHO.

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              • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

                You might have more fans than you think. 😉

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        • Janie M. says:

          Payday, Smithfield will never get a single penny from me and I wouldn’t care if it was the lowest priced pork product on the market (it’s more expensive than Hormel). Once I learned it had been purchased by a Chinese “corporation” (in all probability, the gov. of China), I made that vow.

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          • Lanna says:

            Make sure you read the fine print. Hormel’s brands Farmer John’s and Saag were bought by Smithfield.. Armour is a Smithfield brand. Ditto Farmland, Eckrich, Nathan’s, John Morrell, Cook’s, Kretschmar, Margherita’s, Curly’s, Gwatney, Curando and Healthy Ones.

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            • Janie M. says:

              Noooooo!! I never realized that, Lanna. You have mentioned a number of other brands I have been purchasing (besides it primarily being Hormel for ribs and pork loins). Cook’s half hams when they are on sale, primarily around the holidays. Eckrich for lunch meats/smoked sausages. I also purchase half hams (Appleton Farms brand) and St. Louis ribs from Aldis whenever they go on sale ($1.99/lb). Wonder who their supplier is. Prevailing theme here…”whenever it is on sale.” 😭 I’m so screwed in the pork product category – it’s a great alternative from all the chicken I eat/love.

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    • Chris Four says:

      As I understand farming, the large corporations do not own the farms. They have contracts to buy the farms output. The farmer is the one at risk.

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      • nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

        Not exactly. Most small farmers/ranchers have no choice but to accept the going “contract” price. Thus why there aren’t that many small farmers/ranchers left.
        Some may be able to negotiate a slightly higher price with local “Farm to Table” groups, but that market is limited and not a viable substitute to completely replace what the “Big Guys” are offering.
        And as Sundance explained, the ADMs, ConAgra, Nestlé’s of the world can afford to let a certain percentage of the product “waste out” since they control the product’s production.

        So even when oil prices drop, the price of gas does not necessarily follow 1:1. The same is true for the price of groceries.

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        • BlueDevil93 says:

          Yes, farmers are “price takers.” They have no influence. Take it or leave it. It’s called “Perfect Competition.”

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    • snellvillebob says:

      Which tells me that Cavato is not on our side. No surprise there and that is why he give so much air time to Charlie Gasparino who is a very clever spoken Globalist shill. I wonder how much of his income comes from FOX and how much from the Globalists?

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  18. nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

    Who needs the LSE? We have Sundance and Crew.
    Thank you for a very detailed yet straight forward explanation.

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    • NC Mom says:

      Quick explanation for the sad decline of the LSE: It’s actual title is “The London School of Economics and SOCIAL SCIENCES” and is ranked in SOCIAL SCIENCES as one of the top grad schools in the world! Slowly over the last 15 years there has been a not so subtle shift of power to the SS side away from the Econ/Law side in the administration. I have an MSc from the LSE and several of the professors I locked horns with were self-admitted “Trotskyites” aka commies. Back in the day they were very respectful and took my opinions on board in several cases. Evidently those days are now long gone.

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  19. andi lee says:

    I’ve been saying it for years, we’re being price-gouged on everything.

    In 2017, Houston area Sam’s Club raised its food prices 5 times that year. The largest increase noticed was Coca Cola products. (A 32-pack of 12oz coke cans went from $9 to $11; no other brands changed, example: 2017 diet dr pepper 36-pack 12oz can $7, 2018, currently $9+)

    What is really a kick-in-the-pants, the packaging weight also simultameously dropped at the same time in 2017.

    Mexican Co. manufactured foods, like crackers, are side-by-side, to Nabisco, only pennies in difference. They’re both “made in Mexico”.

    As far as cattle-prices goes, a dirty little secret known in Texas: foreign cattle are run up via Mexico to USDA stockyards: 30 day quarantine, then stamped: “USDA Grade A Beef”.
    Our U.S.-bred grass-fed cattle are primarily exported for foreign consuption, at premium high price tags.

    The only way to know exactly what beef you’re eating, from where it came, and if you can afford to do so, is research & buy local – from a cattle-bred & raised rancher – drawback, is buying the whole cow.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “…drawback, is buying the whole cow.”

      Nope, you go in with the lefties and buy at a coop or at least in my area you can buy 1/2 or even 1/4 of a steer.

      Also look around for a local butcher.

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      • andi lee says:

        G. Combs are you in Texas? I’ve only heard about fresh vegetable “co-ops”. I’ll check it out, though. I really miss eating grilled steak.

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  20. MACAULAY says:

    I only scanned the long article which started this thread. That’s an admission. It is because I don’t understand global economics.

    I have a better comprehension of human nature—and that is always in play—often in the area of politics.

    Here, China may suffer more from a Trade War because we buy more from them than they do from us….but we are spoiled. China is run by a newly crowned dictator, who governs over a people who will starve before they will contest his rule….and he knows that….whereas we have an evenly divided country, except that one side has control of the Media which is enthusiastically against anything Trump does…Trump…who has an election to deal with just as the Tariffs/Trade War will start to bite.

    I will take the pain that may come my way because I know this has to be done….but the very man with the guts to finally bring it on—Don Trump—has so poorly prepared the American Citizens for any Pain all the Chinese Dictator has to do is drag him out toward the November elections…and Trump will have to cave.

    His people are already acknowledging it. Trump has said a Trade War with our deficit in trade was easy to win. Now his people are saying that we are just negotiating…which the Chinese will easily read as “bluffing”.

    I think: Forget Sundance’s “granular” details…..the issue is that the Chinese dictator can let his people starve to death before Trump can make it through another election….with the entire New York Media pounding on him for the problems that come fromr the trade war,,,a war that is sure come if the Chinese don’t fold…to…what even Trump’s own own people are essentially saying is a BLUFF.

    Do we think the Chinese are stupid?

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    • G. Combs says:

      So what you are saying is we should just resign ourselves to our fate and bare our slave change gladly while we scramble to learn Chinese….

      I RATHER FIGHT!

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      • MACAULAY says:

        I think I said I would rather fight too…or at least do some suffering.

        But Trump has not prepared even his own supporters for any suffering…and the Chinese know it.

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    • mdaush says:

      Methinks you know little or nothing about China. My business associate spends 4-6 months in China per year and his experience in China is opposite of what you cite as conditions in China. The Chinese people are very entreprenurial and combative with their government. As they have become somewhat more free, our governments have made us decidedly less free….unitl President Trump that is.

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      • MACAULAY says:

        Thank you for the reasonable response. So, between now and November, are you saying Chinese Society is going to give Xi more grief about this than the Democrats (and their Lap Dog Media) is going to give Trump?

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    • WSB says:

      Sub-basement Level 2?

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      • MACAULAY says:

        This seems to be an insult of some kind…and I might deserve it. I haven’t figured out yet whether this site is for honest discussion of issues on which Conservatives basically agree…or just a place for expression of rapturous adulation for Sundance.

        As long as I am not banned, I will assume it is a place where people are expected disagree with respect…with reasoned counterpoints…rather than with elementary school playground insults.

        So, let us both consider, maybe tomorrow after a night’s sleep—if we have come up to the right standards.

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        • WSB says:

          The US has a GDP of 19T. The Chinese Dictatorship has a GDP of 11T. Do the math.

          If we make our own products again…. we do not need China. We never have needed China.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          ” I haven’t figured out yet whether this site is for honest discussion of issues on which Conservatives basically agree…or just a place for expression of rapturous adulation for Sundance.”

          After saying you only scanned the opening post because you don’t understand the topic and then making a comment like that, this may not be the site for you.

          If you actually are interested, I recommend you make the effort to learn. Read Sundance’s meticulously researched posts, and then reread them, and keep at it till you get it. And then don’t post ridiculously insulting comments like the above. Seriously, pretty rude.

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    • Ellen says:

      You have, IMO, made too many assumptions and presented them as fact. I too don’t understand the global implications, but the idea that a Chinese dictator will suffer no consequences for letting his people starve seems a bit naïve. Additionally, everyone seems to admit that the Chinese need us more than we need them. Would it not make sense for China to work with Trump to come to an agreeable solution that allows both nations to do business? There is no guarantee that if China starves their people and drags this out to the election that – A) Donald Trump will lose the election or that – B) The person who beats Donald Trump will play the game the way China wants it played. If the American economy is booming, as opposed to collapsing, that is good for China, as opposed to a Hillary who would turn us into Venezuela. How does that benefit China? The irrational hatred of the US is great in conversations, but a rising tide floats all boats. I would imagine that the Chinese are smart enough to see that Donald Trump is a rising tide and be willing to work with him to their own benefit.

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    • My Magic Wand says:

      My first post to the treehouse was about this subject, link posted at bottom.

      China has other issues that have fueled this and it started with Tienanmen Square.
      China created jobs for its people so they would not be rioting in the streets, the side effect of those jobs is products to sell (dump) somewhere.(USA)

      I think the USA is at this point since all of our jobs left the US with our willing (paid off) politicians. The only thing keeping our masses from rioting is that everyone is still fed by SNAP government assistance.

      So now China has a choice to make, play a little more fairly and allow US made products into their country at a fair rules or find somewhere to dump products to besides the US.(not likely)
      Otherwise they will be forced to put people out of work or find them other work like building more ghost cities that produce nothing monetarily for China. I doubt that they will starve and be out of work willingly for long without another Tienanmen Square happening.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/01/president-trump-announces-likelihood-for-steel-and-aluminum-tariffs/#more-146405

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    • kellymoncus says:

      Boy, you sure give up easily. Where’s your lunch money and while you’re at it I’ll need your guns and all your ammo? Myself, I am standing with Trump and trust his instincts align with mine since that’s why we elected him in the first place.

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    • Clinteastwood says:

      You lost me when you admitted you only scanned the article and don’t understand global economics. You further lost me when you admitted your world view is heavily dependent on theoretical concepts of human psychology. How can you believe you understand human psychology absent a good idea of what makes most humans tick, i.e., their concern for money?

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  21. G. Combs says:

    This is a copy of an old comment I think treepers might find interesting. It shows how the Big Club deals with competition.

    “In the mid-nineteen nineties when I was trying to promote my employers’ international commodity trading activities in a big way, specifically in grains and fertilizers, I came cross powerful Cartels during our participation in open bid international procurement tenders!

    One of them was an international cartel of major suppliers headed by Cargill. After winning one such large tender on a very competitive price, the cartel went after us in the ‘next’ equally large supply tender, floated by an Asian state, in the following fashion, during which the cartel delivered their “message” to us and made sure that we would never ever again step in to a MARKET controlled by them and step on their toes!

    During the time we were obtaining ‘offers’ from suppliers world wide, one of the Cartel’s ‘proxies’ sent us an offer we could not refuse, by being well below the average lower prices we had been receiving. Well, we bid, based on this lowest priced ‘cartel arranged’ ‘offer’ and we put up our bid bond worth a couple of hundred thousand dollars. We won the tender and then posted our performance bond worth nearly one half million dollars only to find out that our ‘cartel supplier’ had simply evaporated into thin air. To save our performance bond we had to source our supply from others, most of who declined to do so but we could know why, at least then.

    Finally, we had to beg a dozen small ‘independent suppliers’ in as many countries to fulfill our contractual supply commitments to the purchasing country. We lost our shirt, if not more. You have all the rights to ask why I believe it was the Cargill led cartel which was behind the ‘lesson’ given to us. I shall tell you why.

    Soon after our debacle I attended an international conference of commodity suppliers in Istanbul where I met an American delegate who sided up to me with his drink in hand, between sessions, and introduced himself with a Cargill visiting card. He began by offering his ‘condolence’ niceties to me on our recent debacle, which he knew in minute details, of course.

    Then he ADVISED me and my Company to look for OTHER business outside of commodity trading. Only then was I able to put 2 & 2 together on the WHY & HOW of our debacle! Such cartels exist in Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) fertilizers, High and Extra High Tension power/electricity cables etc. These cartels are the ones I personally know about but list is long. They are very powerful and very pugnacious. The cartels make whopping profits.  It’s the end users who always suffer. The latter may be governments, end users/consumers, power utilities and the man in the street.” — syed mahdi

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  22. Roy says:

    No Offense, but this site spends an inordinate amount of time trashing other conservatives that are not conservative enough for you. Why not try trashing leftists who are doing the real damage to our country.

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    • WSB says:

      Because, Roy, you have not studied the premise of this website, which is that there is only one party in DC…the UniParty. If you go into the search box on this site…CTH, you can type that in and find a plethora of study!

      Conservatives are not necessarily conservatives. Read on.

      Best wishes!

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  23. dadawg says:

    How many Congressmen does Tom Donahue own..?

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  24. dobbsfan says:

    Can’t stand Cavuto. He is insufferable.

    I watched this interview 3 times. Cavuto nearly calls into question the integrity of Kudlow, a man he admits to admiring for years (about the 1:40 mark.) Who does this?

    Cavuto has a constant snarl nearly the whole 9 minutes. Go back and turn off the volume to this interview and just watch his facial expressions. Sickening.

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    • Payday says:

      Yea. Me too. I had just turned the tv on when I saw cavuto. Picked up the remote to change to Fox business and before I could hit the button, I saw he was interviewing the Wilburine. Just dumb luck I saw the whole interview. Then I changed the channel…

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  25. AH_C says:

    Meanwhile, back in the ranch the DJI zoomed up again. Those prices that cavuto worried about evaporated once China swooped in and extensively bought up soy and pork futures at the momentarily depressed prices.

    Ye olde buy low, sell high methode. If only there was a way to time the market. Oh wait, the establishment economists and msm talking heads broadcast that all the time. The losers are those swayed by the manipulators into selling off “losers”. These idiots never learn when dealing with tangibles.

    On the other hand, there’s no recovery for vaporware and or anticonsumer entities like twitler, google and fakebook.

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  26. TreeClimber says:

    One particular phrase caught my eye… “I cannot emphasize this enough… once you know how to spot this economic disconnect in the arguments by advocates for multinational corporations you can never go back to a time when you don’t see it.” It’s not just the economics you’ve taught, Sundance, gaslighting and innocuous speak everywhere is easier to spot. For instance, a release from UT earlier about making the students “good global citizens.” Immediate red flag.

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    • Payday says:

      Yep. For over a decade, I would listen to Mark Levin’s podcast every night. I almost never disagreed with him. Until I found this place. I still mostly agree with him, but I have major disagreements now. Especially on economics. All thanks to SD. I was one of the first to sign up for Levin TV. I discontinued it last month for two reasons. He often really irritates me on his podcasts now. And 2, most of my available time is now spent here.

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  27. Rynn69 says:

    Well done article.

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  28. JPatrick says:

    Thanks Mr. President and Larry for sticking your finger in their eye. The economic policy will never change without someone with the guts to do the job and not sit on their hands and be a puppet. The Sleeping Giant is waking up and it smells like…..it smells like Victory!!
    China be D_med!!

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  29. scarlettbr says:

    Thank you. Finally someone lays out in detail why the price of food has skyrocketed.

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  30. Bulldog84 says:

    I’m so glad I read this. What a “Eureka” moment. I understand. This is the best, most easily understandable analysis I have ever read.

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  31. Greg says:

    So in essence Americans are subsidizing the world or most of it by paying more for foodstuff. And One World Order is already in place as far as Foodstuff is concerned.
    President Trump and the treepers are all that is standing in the way of One World Order, so few up against so many.

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  33. MAGAnow says:

    Now you understand why meds, even those manufactured in the US, are significantly more expensive in America than in other countries. The system is rigged!

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  34. SharkFL says:

    Love it Sundance!!!

    Full, exhaustively detailed explanations in every article…force the newbies to read all the way through to WAKE UP.

    MAGA and WWG1WGA

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  35. Ospreyzone says:

    I had the misfortune of watching the interview SD describes. Clueless Neil Cavuto approaches an apoplectic state when Kudlow won’t subscribe to his “Trade War” storyline. Mr. Kudlow, once a raging lib who found salvation through Art Laffer, now clearly sees the light of PDJT’s trade doctrine and would not yield despite the best efforts of anti-Trump Cavuto.

    If such a thing can exist however, there is one worse than Cavuto on Fox Business. That’s Charlie (gas-bag) Gasparino. Day after day, they parade that fool around as he strains to explain how America is destined to be a service economy and it’s ridiculous to think manufacturing can ever return to this country.

    Simple Charlie seems to believe that if we ever had another world war, our enemies (likely to include China) would continue to supply us with all the steel and aluminum we need to build our ships, tanks and airplanes. A “strategic plan” for Gasparino is knowing what stock to buy on Monday if oil prices go up on Friday. Economic idiot doesn’t even begin to describe that windbag.

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  36. thedoc00 says:

    In case its lost on the trade wars media crowd:
    US economic indicators impacting main street remain strong.
    Employment metrics still strong.
    Tax relief is working.
    Surprise surprise, after China Threatens US with tariffs, their stock market has been negative.
    US stock market is looking good for domestic industries, so far April is looking OK overall and there is a hint or suspicion that the Wall Street globalists may actually be putting more cash into domestic industries vs China. Remember, 80% of Chinese production is sold in the USA.

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  37. ebfarmgirl says:

    First time commenter here, but feel compelled to speak as a farmer. Sundance gets it exactly right about farmers being chained to multi-national corporations. Well, most farmers, at least. Many farmers are simply serfs, chasing a net profit of $25 per acre. There is no “market” that allows a row crop farmer to make a living with a traditional family farm of 300, 500, or 1,000 acres. Some farmers who work 2,000 or 5,000 acres hang on, and write a contract at the beginning of the year that guarantees that the farmer will endure one more year while maintaining this life-purpose that has been passed from generation to generation. Neil Cavuto’s attempt to gain sympathy for the farmer, in pointing out that the futures price of soy beans may have gone down by 3% or 4%, is misplaced. Farmers are smart enough to not write their contracts when there is a downward blip. The grain companies can, and do, write contracts with each other every day. So, maybe ADM lost a bit when the market was down and Cargill gained. Boo. Hoo. Politicians and pundits who oppose President Trump will use the “poor farmer” as a wedge to separate Trump from his base. To me, whether or not China imposes a 25% tariff on soy beans has no effect on me and our little farm that direct markets to consumers. Farmers adapt, or lose the ability to continue farming. Disrupting the current trading system isn’t an entirely bad thing and may lead to different means for farmers to market their crops.

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    • Buck Turgidson says:

      Great response! the whole farming, big MNCs, profit, soil and water resources, markets, transport, is a big complex tangled issue. Very nice statement that slices through it very clearly well done

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  38. InTime says:

    Again, Sundance you are on top of it and of course, putting it all in order and easy to follow. Thank you for the article.

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  39. Buck Turgidson says:

    Cavuto is a badly misinformed, chicken little idealogue. Not one thing he said in this interview makes economics or trading sense. China has been buttramming us for decades and our stupid past leadership, who coudn’t win a poker hand if dealt 3 aces, has allowed China to steal our money and stick our heads in the toilet. Trump has been watching this stupidity and ripoff and is going to end it. The % of these products being considered for tariff is <1% and cavuto is wetting his pants and incorrectly labeling it "trade war" — is it any wonder the markets are going back and forth like high volatility yo yo. Cavuto sucks

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  40. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    NPR interviewed their ‘Poor (millionaire) Iowa farmer’ losing out because of China tariffs on soybeans after cultivating a 35 year relationship with them, ie, visiting many times and hosting Chinese at his farm, but Trump…… The good news for the price propped Iowa farmer is that he says that he has many powerful people and organizations in DC and China working with Big Welfare Ag to change course. NPR ends with, “Soybean prices are down……”

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  41. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    NPR interviewed an Iowa farmer with a 35 year “cultivated relationship” with China complaining about the tariffs and how soybean prices are falling. Also mentioned that pork prices are falling not only because of the direct tariff response but indirectly because of falling soybean prices which feed the pigs. Mmmm, pork, it’s what’s for dinner.

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  42. Sunshine says:

    As usual, excellent.

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