Trump’s Art of the Deal – Trade Wars

Tariffs are a means to an end

by Serban V.C. Enache

China vowed to counter Trump’s announcement of 200 billion dollars worth of tariffs on Chinese exports to the US. If the US loses less than China, that’s called “winning” in Trump’s view. I have written in the past about protectionism, the Historical School, and the role tariffs played as a policy instrument for the development of manufacturers and overall industrialization. However, I always stressed that context is the ultimate factor in decision making. There is no policy to be followed religiously irrespective of circumstance. Continue reading “Trump’s Art of the Deal – Trade Wars”

Toward a One Korea

The basic steps of reunification

by Serban V.C. Enache

The following article is fairly subjective. Feel free to disagree and criticize.

Necessary context. The Korean peninsula is a buffer zone between China and the United States. While it may come as a shock to most, political elites in North Korea had to manoeuvre both diplomatically and militarily to secure independence, or something akin to sovereignty, from both Washington and Beijing. For the North, self-preservation in this new epoch dictates capital changes to traditional policy. Ditto for the South, who profits in no way from further conflict escalation. Continue reading “Toward a One Korea”

The Folly of Psychologizing History

by Serban V.C. Enache

In the book For Your Own Good, Hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violence, Alice Miller writes the following: Continue reading “The Folly of Psychologizing History”