Category Archives: The economy

“Europe is now stuck with a huge stockpile of natural gas after hoarding it last year for a brutal winter that never came” – TTG

Europe got lucky — it managed to avert an energy crisis, all thanks to a warm winter. But it has another problem. Countries in the region hoarded so much natural gas at higher prices that it’s now stuck with stockpiles … Continue reading

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“US Set to Announce Fusion Energy ‘Breakthrough'”

“… the Department of Energy plans to announce on Tuesday, The Washington Post has reported. The milestone was made recently at the government-funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California. Despite the breakthrough, the commercial use of such technology is still probably decades … Continue reading

Posted in Science, The economy | 23 Comments

“Whole Foods decision to pull lobster divides enviros, pols”

 “Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end retail giant Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobster. Whole Foods recently said that it will stop selling … Continue reading

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The Sullivan Tech Doctrine – TTG

On September 16th, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced a new policy on how the US should think about leadership and key technologies. He said: Fundamentally, we believe that a select few technologies are set to play an outsized importance … Continue reading

Posted in China, The economy, TTG | 43 Comments

Fearless US political forecast

With shipping rates from China way down and gasoline/diesel prices falling, it appears that the GOP may have counted their inflation benefit a bit early. BUT! Biden’s dementia has become so bad that the Democrat/Marxist coalition will not be able … Continue reading

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Inflation keeps climbing

“Inflation at the wholesale level climbed 11.3% in June compared with a year earlier, the latest painful reminder that inflation is running hot through the American economy. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the U.S. producer price index, or PPI … Continue reading

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“Recapturing of Snake Island opens new grain export routes for Ukraine” – TTG

With Ukraine taking back the strategically important Snake Island at the end of last month, alternate grain export routes are opening up. The island was taken over by Russian forces on the first day of the war on February 24, … Continue reading

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“Granholm: President could use Defense Production Act to handle gas supply crisis”

“Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm indicated that President Joe Biden has considered using the Defense Production Act to help mitigate the record-high gas prices, but stressed that it is just “one” of the tools at the president’s disposal.  “President Biden, like all … Continue reading

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Kamil Galeev on Russia’s Transportation Sector – TTG

What’s happening with the Russian economy? Logistics market is a good indicator. Consider the freight rates. Since late February they fell by 30-40%. For example, according to the freight exchange ATI.SU, rates on the Moscow-St Petersburg direction fall by 34,3%. … Continue reading

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The Biden kids (admin.) think daddys’ money is free.

Little children typically think that mommy and daddy have infinite material resources and it is only selfishness that keeps them from raising children’s allowances. The people Joe Joe hired into his administration are like that. Most of them have never … Continue reading

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