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Roaring Ro-Ro facility Demise of a media baron... Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Gay abandon in pricing Poor quality of university VCs Modi and the lady Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Why land prices zoom in TN? Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Make standards certification mandatory... Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Sweet news for TN sugar mills The brown list of Venkitaramanan Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Why this malaise in medical education? Noble nonagenarians... Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Music happens Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Vibrant Gujarat Nuclear power at the nucleus Tribute Russi Mody – a tribute A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Where is Rajaji? L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Where a state respects its litterateurs… No engine for this car Secularism and anti-Hinduism Tax agriculture A professional at the helm of IRDA... Tatas moving out of urea production... Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara West Bengal: mindless malignancy Modi storms Silicon Valley When small is no larger beautiful.. Wise Presidents B H Kothari - a tribute Robber barons everywhere Editor's Notes Welcome focus on core competence SoA @ 80 Road development slows down Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Delhi is distant Building loyalty through the stomach Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Welcome GST Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health No Maha Koottani in TN... Mersal magnified Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform The nuclear option IPL type auction for VCs? He continues the focus on social amelioration Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Tough task taking states together Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Fortune 500 review Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Wanted: a second airport for Chennai MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Plummeting profits of PSBs A friendly business group Airlines in India: cost and space More heat than light TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Delhi is distant… Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL CII projects higher growth… Valli, they are more marginalised A welcome initiative by the judiciary Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Preserving for the future Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V A more liberated TN… Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Shanti and Sadhana through Music The balancing act Cement prices continue to rise… Making ‘my Amaravati’... 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More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Fortune for Indian Airlines Things happen by accident and not by design... Sweeter prospects for sugar Medical costs hit the roof... Revive development banks... Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Another Indian music maestro at the UN IPL - no surprise this scam Discoms deserve better… WTO Meet: resolved to meet again There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Adharma of opposition politics The rise and fall of Annamalai University CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Align crops to agro climate endowments… Streamlining mandatory third party cover The Swadeshi Trump Delhi Chalo... The rise and rise of KCP Editor's Says Kulandai was a giant Quality education through the PPP mode Shipping woes of Chennai companies Quality silica from Neyveli Maximising the micro pricing … PC’s preference for professionals He saved millions from starvation... How Air-India loses customs... Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated A think tank for Chennai TIAM turns a full cycle Five star activism stalls development activity When nations steal growth from one another… TGS- The king storyteller Silver Years of Madras Musings Gas is the way forward Muffled voices for merit… Kinetic Karnataka Kudos to NDTV... CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Come elections, come advertisements... Towards speedy justice EEC at the National Media Centre More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Contrarian cousins Sri Lanka votes for change Paytm karo... No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Engineering seats go abegging Multi-faceted Venkat Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Strengthen the base... A proud Madrasi CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Breaththrough in malaria control Telangana in top gear… Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Tatas moving out of urea production... The Jan Dhan bonanza Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami For whom the bell tolls? A glass full of corruption S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal When online building permits work…. 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 Waning interest in public discussions… An inexplicable neglect An enemy’s enemy is a friend L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Convulsions in The Hindu All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya When the President was rendered homeless… Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel London, London Narayan Should we change the official year? When Ratan Tata visited SRM The sea- saw battle continues... Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Readers' Mail GM Technology at last! Rahman at CIC Auto components surge… F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Shale gas and its shallow future Fuel for thought Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad GNS - 100: our first subscriber The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Protest masters... …and of a popular trade leader Parliament in paralysis... Haul over the coal PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals This scant respect for Law IAS invades NDDB... TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Solar, solar everywhere … Build close rapport with business leaders Revving up the manufacturing sector More tributes to GR Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Funding the un-funded Tribute – M V Murugappan The power-full Hindujas TELANGANA at last…BUT Pharma – overdose of copying Solar thermal shines… The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Polls and promises EVM is tamper-proof Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Which side are you, Montek? Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked The Gulf aviation boom Boy, can you beat these?
 
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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