FLandOBX wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 pm
JustAGirl wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:16 pm
......Trump’s plan is to empower smaller companies like kite companies that are run more like a family business than big draconian global corporations.
It’s GOOD NEWS! Not war news
????? Tell that to America's small farmers.
No one knows how these things will play out. But "consensus" (longest curse word I know) thinking seems to seldom have the whole picture. And when you throw politics in with that 9 letter word, you are guaranteed to be steered away from the truth.
Kite prices could be affected. Or, they may not. And China is not the only country of origin for kites.
As far as the other aspects of the economy that will have a "chain reaction" effect leading to kite price increases - do you think China is going to put a tariff on it's food imports, causing those that export food to China to sell to other markets? This is in line with the sanitized word "sanctions" that the UN uses for "starving a people so that they kill their leader and install a new leader who goes along with the wishes of the UN". Only in this particular case, the Chinese leadership would be setting up the coup to over throw themselves.
Farm commodity prices could be targeted, though it is a bluff, and very much unsustainable in the long term. And every one party to the situation knows this, making it a very bad tactic in negotiations.