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¿La Crisis del €uro?

La moneda única es un agente unificador que podría apuntar hacia una Europa federada. Además, obliga a los gobiernos de los Estados partes a manejar su presupuesto con discreción para evitar los déficit y el creciente endeudamiento que conduce a la devaluación, la inflación y hasta a la suspensión de pagos en los casos más agudos de derroche presupuestario. Además, hace que el turismo sea más asequible y facilita el libre comercio a nivel continental. El problema principal que enfrenta es la resistencia de las partes a ceder este elemento de su soberanía, sobre todo por tratarse de un elemento fundamental de la economía nacional. 

Los gobiernos nacionales se ven así bastante atados de manos para muchas decisiones económicas.

La crisis del €uro es provocada por la irresponsabilidad de algunos gobiernos que violan las limitaciones que les exige una moneda única. Esto da lugar a que países como Hungría estén insinuando su desmantelación y otros como el Reino Unido hayan rechazado aceptarla. Da pie también a que países como Rusia traten de debilitar ese factor de unidad."

Hungría llama a desmantelar el euro

Budapest actúa como avanzadilla de Putin dentro de la Unión Europea

Berlín, Nov.5. «¿El euro? Hay que reconocerlo: ha sido un error». Así de lapidario se Gyorgy Matolcsy, Presidente del Banco Central de HungríaGyorgy Matolcsy, Presidente del Banco Central de Hungríaha expresado el presidente del Banco Central de Hungría, Gyorgy Matolcsy, en una columna publicada por el rotativo británico «Financial Times». Justificando la salida de Reino Unido y lanzando un severo ataque contra la moneda única, afirma que «ha llegado el momento de buscar una salida a la trampa del €uro», en un gesto público de pleitesía a las pretensiones rusas de influencia sobre su país.

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Free trade with China! Really? May be in the near future ...

 In 2013 China surpassed the United States as the largest trading nation in the world. China became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. China’s economic success lays bare an uncomfortable historical truth: No matter its membership in WTO, preaching ‘free trade’ doesn't mean that it really practices it. However, today real 'free trade' with China might lie in the horizon under the US and EU persistent pressure. Today, China's main export markets, in order of importance, are the European Union (20.4%), United States (17.7%), Hong Kong (13.4%), and Japan (8.1%).

In China, Macron wants to take Beijing 'at its word' on free trade

"Since this fair is supposed to demonstrate China's openness, well, let's prove it with access to its agrobusiness market and progress on the EU-China deals,"

Shanghai, Nov.3 (Reuters).– French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to make China deliver on promises to grant more access to foreign companies, eyeing agribusiness and finance, advisers said ahead of his arrival in Shanghai for a giant import fair.

Macron, who will attend the fair along with other European officials including incoming EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan, would take China "at its word" that it aims to open itself up to trade, a presidential adviser said ahead of the Nov. 4-6 trip.

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Is it wrong to talk about moral values?

US Attorney General William (Bill) Barr committed an absolute heresy to modern ears when he said that “moral values must rest on authority independent of men’s will. They must flow from a transcendent Supreme Being.” This can’t be right! yelp the modernists. We get to decide those things, not some unelected Supreme Being! Religion sounds just as bad as the Electoral College, which is why we need to get rid of both! cry the relativist cadre. The mainstream press and the social media reaction makes the US Attorney General's statements appear as offensive in his speech at the (Roman Catholic) University of Notre Dame last week. Yet the A.G. was simply spelling out the reality of life...

Bill Barr Is Right. That’s Why He Terrifies the Left

by Robert R. Reilly  A.G. Bill Barr at Notre Dame Univ.A.G. Bill Barr at Notre Dame Univ.

Attorney General William Barr was excoriated by the mainstream press and the social media offenderati for his speech at the (Roman Catholic) University of Notre Dame last week. Yet the A.G. was simply spelling out the reality of life in modern America: here is what we have lost, here are the reasons why, and here’s what’s happening as a result. We won the American Revolution, but we lost the sexual revolution—with all its attendant debasement.

Those responsible for the loss seem incapable of recognizing the sequence of cause and effect spelled out by Barr. Journalists who have specialized in providing rationalizations for the release of our unbridled passions are clueless as to the magnitude of our national decline. That’s to be expected: they are symptoms of it. They thought the moral pigpen they were playing in was cost free; when the hefty bill arrives, they blame the waiter and try to bolt (“I don’t remember ordering two filet mignons, La Madeline au Truffle, or the Château Latour.”).

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Ancient kingdom of Siam is presently known as the land of the Thai

Thailand is a country located in the centre of mainland Southeast Asia.
Located wholly within the tropics, Thailand encompasses diverse ecosystems,
including the hilly forested areas of the northern frontier,
the fertile rice fields of the central plains,  the broad plateau of the northeast,
and the rugged coasts along the narrow southern peninsula.
Until the second half of the 20th century, Thailand was primarily
an agricultural country, but since the 1960s increasing numbers of people
have moved to Bangkok, the capital, and to other cities.
This kingdom was never brought under foreign domination
and preserves its independence until this day.

Thailand embraces New Economy

Businesses and investors in advanced and green industries are choosing Thailand for its ecosystem for success.

Bangkok, Oct.22.– There was a time when Thailand was best known for exports of rice, garments and textiles, rubber products, electric appliances and combustion-engine vehicles. But times have changed. Today, the Kingdom of Thailand is increasingly recognized for biotechnology, cutting-edge medical equipment, electric vehicles, robotics and artificial intelligence, blockchain and financial technology.

Thailand is welcoming investment in high-technology and green industries, and investors in those industries are keen on the change taking place in the Kingdom.

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La Miseria Extrema: trágico legado del “Socialismo real” en América Latina

Como puede observarse al final de la lista de países de América latina que sigue en orden alfabético al pie de este párrafo, mostrando sus sueldos mínimos mensuales expresados en moneda local, dólares de EEUU y bolívares soberanos, el sueldo mínimo mensual en Venezuela es de 40,000 bolívares, lo que equivale a unos US$2 al mes, una cantidad todavía muy inferior a los sueldos de miseria de Cuba (US$15 mensual) y Haití (US$69 mensual), lo que coloca a Venezuela y Cuba muy por debajo del nivel de subsistencia para un gran sector de su población. En este orden de miseria salarial, los sigue Nicaragua (US$126 mensual). Esta lista sólo muestra los salarios mínimos establecidos por ley, pero el producto nacional por habitante, que es un índice bastante confiable de la miseria o riqueza de cualquier país, coloca a Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela y Haití (en ese orden) como los más pobres de las Américas.  Cuba no figura en este índice porque hace todo lo posible por ocultar las cifras de su economía, pero algunos notables economistas han logrado interpolar los fragmentos de información que se pueden obtener de otras fuentes, para colocar a Cuba a un nivel de extrema miseria entre Nicaragua y Venezuela.

Veamos a continuación las cifras del salario mínimo por país:
 

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