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When small is no larger beautiful.. Build close rapport with business leaders Valli, they are more marginalised F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Tough task taking states together IAS invades NDDB... Shipping woes of Chennai companies The sea- saw battle continues... ONGC at KG Basin When online building permits work…. The nuclear option Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai IPL type auction for VCs? Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra London, London Narayan Where a state respects its litterateurs… Road development slows down Readers' Mail Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Kudos to NDTV... S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Nuclear power at the nucleus The brown list of Venkitaramanan Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... GM Technology at last! 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Solar, solar everywhere … The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Mersal magnified He continues the focus on social amelioration Revving up the manufacturing sector Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Discoms deserve better… Quality education through the PPP mode Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines When nations steal growth from one another… Muffled voices for merit… Russi Mody – a tribute MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways EEC at the National Media Centre The Jan Dhan bonanza Breaththrough in malaria control Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V More tributes to GR More heat than light How Air-India loses customs... Banning booze... Silver Years of Madras Musings There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Multi-faceted Venkat He saved millions from starvation... Preserving for the future Funding the un-funded Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Towards speedy justice SoA @ 80 Where is Rajaji? Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria
 
The Swadeshi Trump

Donald Trump won the US Presidential election 2016 on a major promise to protect jobs for the locals and to arrest unchecked migration. This has the potential to end decades of the US economy built on free market. While this did a lot of good for world trade, it resulted in the US losing out. 

While the continuous boom years post-1980s helped the US economy record multi-faceted growth, it also witnessed the US losing its pre-eminence in several sectors including agriculture. European countries followed by Japan and Korea, Mexico and several other Latin American countries, China and India in the recent two decades, have been thriving on this open market policy of the US. The economic giant, which encouraged migration, has been recording negative trade balances with an increasing number of countries and has been sustained on huge public debt. The saving grace has been its continued dominance in high technology areas thanks to its strong educational system, entrepreneurship, drive towards energy self-sufficiency and space technology. But all the while the US has been losing on its traditional strength of manufacturing. These did impact on jobs especially at the lower end.

Donald Trump focused on this factor to win the presidency. Even before he assumed power, he has given a rude shock to several countries across the globe by announcing several drastic measures like constructing a wall across Mexico, its southern neighbour and high import tariffs on automobiles and other imports.

Over the last couple of decades large super markets across the US have been stacked with imported goods, largely Chinese, of every description. China has built its economy on exports in large volumes especially to the US and surely it will also be on the firing line of Donald Trump. To be fair to Trump, one should point to several countries including highly developed ones like Japan and fast developing ones like China and India erecting huge walls against free imports. Therefore they cannot protest overmuch.

The evolution of the European Community through free economic union over the last seven decades has been the driving force in ending centuries of nationalism-based, cross border animosities. Today there is the danger of the world reverting to the pre World War II conflicts among nation states.

 



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