CNN’s “5 Things”: October 7, 2020:
$67 billion. “The value of America’s trade deficit, its highest level in 14 years, according to the Census Bureau. The deficit has ballooned from $37 billion in February, (and that was) before the pandemic sunk the US economy.”
We need Globalists as leaders in our government. The phrase, “Think globally, act locally“, in environmental circles, urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their own communities and cities. Long before governments began enforcing environmental laws, individuals were coming together to protect habitats and the organisms that live within them.
The phrase is very powerful when applied to having an international business strategy as well. There ARE countries that believe in and follow “Think globally, act locally“. From an economics standpoint, leaders who encourage and sponsor a global economy, call it a “model”, build trade deals to market their products and services world-wide. And their focus is making the products and building service industries in their home countries. The result is a strong home-country employment base and a relatively stable and flexible economy. And, they just might benefit from a stable tax base to have the funding to invest in and support needed infrastructure, education (STEM), and technology development.
Providing support for the country’s corporations is important as many corporations are globalists and know the value to the business and to their employees of having an international strategy and markets.
This blogger believes we have nationalists running the country, a government that drove corporations overseas, and has more of a focus on corporate control than benefit.
We need globally-minded strategists as leaders. We don’t have any. We have “leaders” who believe tariffs are the way to do business with aggressive economic policies of other countries, never mention global strategies to build the economy, have a mindset of corporate control, never mention addressing the national debt, and spend time focused on petty party politics.
Just think for a minute who the leaders are of our Congressional bodies — it is a scenario that presents a one way ticket to nowhere.
Then think of where we would be if we had the talent the caliber of our corporate leaders leading the country. We would not be here.
And then there was the great leadership shown in the presidential debate a week or so ago… I call it, “The Greatest Show on Earth”. I posted an opinion on “LinkedIn” about that debate. A friend of mine from Australia commented: “Certainly comical (sadly) from an international perspective. Now the “Denier* in Chief” has COVID-19. What a !@+! show!
*as used here, people who deny the legitimacy of the scientific evidence.
***** S&E *****