Connecting the Dots, August 2017
Connecting the Dots, Patrick Watson’s online newsletter, now lives exclusively on the Mauldin Economics website.
Please bookmark this page so you can always find his latest take on the geopolitical, cultural, and technological forces decentralizing and disrupting the global economy.
August 29, 2017
Everyone is worried about robots. Elon Musk fears they will kill us all if we give them both deadly weapons and autonomy.
August 22, 2017
In June, the US ran a $32.6 billion “trade in goods” deficit with China. That’s the difference between our imports from China ($42.3 billion) and our exports to China ($9.7 billion), according to the US Census Bureau.
August 15, 2017
What do freight trains, oil supertankers, and the Trump administration’s trade plans have in common? Once they get going, they’re pretty much unstoppable.
August 8, 2017
10 years ago this summer, the world changed. The remarkable part is how quickly we forgot.
August 1, 2017
If you were to ask me what the most inefficient US market sector is, I would probably say, defense.