08 Mar The Week’s Best Articles: Week of March 4th, 2019
Trade: Why Trump’s Attempt to Narrow Trade Deficit Has Flopped So Far – click here
President Trump was very open about his belief that the U.S. trade imbalance needed fixing. He ran a portion of his campaign on the idea and continues to focus on the issue. However, up until this point he has had little success in doing so.
Technology: Fintech Apps, Helpful or Predatory? – click here
Fintech apps are becoming increasingly popular as people who have grown up with cell phones are accumulating wealth. For the most part, these products are targeted at young individuals new to saving. This article looks at the good and bad of some of these new apps.
Trade: Trump’s New Trade Enemies: Turkey and India – click here
A great deal of attention has been placed on the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China and rightfully so. However, as Turkey and India continue to grow their role in the global economy (and trade) is going to become increasingly prevalent.
Business: JP Morgan Ends Financing to Private Prisons – click here
Many cynical Americans believe that their voice cannot be heard through the noise of the largest corporations and our political elite. However, examples such as this are examples that show this is just not the case.
Politics: House Democrats Open Sweeping Corruption Probe – click here
From the beginning of the Trump presidency, there has been an endless stream of questions regarding his personal, business and political ethics. In yet another example of the bi-partisan nature of these views, the House Democrats are opening yet another corruption probe into the President and his allies’ policies.
Trade: Trade Deficit Soars To 10 Year High – click here
President Trump campaigned on the idea of cutting the U.S. trade deficit. Like many other Presidents before him, he has found doing so to be much more challenging than he thought.
Investing: Americans Blame Wall Street For Making American Dream Harder to Achieve – click here
For many prior generations Wall St. helped many Americans grow their wealth and achieve a standard of living unimaginably. While this economic engine is still working to help many more and more Americans believe that Wall St., and the symbol it represents, is making it harder to achieve the American Dream.
Immigration: US Arrests Record Record Number of Families at Southern Border – click here
Immigration has become a political hot topic over the past 12 months. In this article by the WSJ the author cites how despite increased pressure to restrict immigration more and more individuals are seeking a better life in the United States.