All the Presidents’ Man

Published on
August 24th, 2018
Duration
53 minutes

All the Presidents’ Man

The Interview ·
Featuring Harald Malmgren

Published on: August 24th, 2018 • Duration: 53 minutes

He served as a senior economic advisor to JFK, LBJ, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Now, Harald Malmgren returns to Real Vision with some advice for President Trump amid the threats of a full-blown trade war with China. In this interview with Brian Price, Harald explains that the U.S. auto industry will struggle to compete with Asia and predicts that the overall health of the global economy will soon be in jeopardy. Filmed on August 17, 2018 in New York.

Comments

  • LS
    Luis S.
    17 November 2018 @ 11:22
    I love the "where should I put my plant?" Toyota story. Clearly, there are some situations where "heart" is an important variable rather than physical capital...
  • OD
    Orin D.
    17 September 2018 @ 10:32
    Harold is a top quality guest. I love interviews like this where you hear form REAL insiders who know how the governments works in reality.
  • KK
    Kathleen K.
    12 September 2018 @ 14:59
    More Trump bashing, how refreshing!
    • LT
      Lucas T.
      14 September 2018 @ 12:26
      This guy's criticisms of Trump were actually productive, not just the same vitriol spilled haphazardly
  • je
    james e.
    7 September 2018 @ 00:59
    Interesting interview; love hearing from different generations their thoughts and perspectives. Harold has such a breadth of experience, it's valuable to hear his thoughts and perspectives. Since the central theme for most subscribers is investing, I'd love if these interviews concluded with a short discussion of where the interviewees are invested and why.
  • CM
    C M.
    7 September 2018 @ 00:36
    It is always good to review history and how past decisions have been made. So thanks for the interview. Carrying those stories forward to today is helpful in analyzing what may happen as the US pursues continued tariff wars.
  • CB
    Chris B.
    3 September 2018 @ 19:43
    Very interesting interview. To reinforce what others have said, very nice interviewing job by Brian. Harald said it best when he said “Real Vision is a great invention” as this another very educational piece.
  • JS
    Jerad S.
    2 September 2018 @ 06:01
    Great content. This guy is a treasure.
  • DS
    David S.
    31 August 2018 @ 08:52
    We rationalize out prejudices even before we think. It is human nature. Both sides know this and pander to their bases. Please look a little longer until you can at least include more than one point of view in your mind. That is what the Enlightenment was all about. The Enlightenment is now dead. Where will we go now for truth. We must go to common ground within the rule of law. That is where Mr. Malmgren tried to go to solve the problems. Can we follow? DLS
  • JL
    James L.
    30 August 2018 @ 21:14
    I am sorry, but Harald is simply wrong that GW Bush's cabinet had any kind of expertise when the GFC hit. Paulson didn't know a darn thing other than his beloved GS and others on Wall Street were at death's door. He careened from one idiotic plan (SPV to purchase assets, to forced equity, to outright nationalization (AIG) as the crisis evolved. For God's sake, he relied upon Geithner and Kashkari to develop and roll out solutions, both of whom were completely out of their depth. What Harald fails to realize is that Hayek was right and the "pretence of knowledge" demonstrated by all of this central planners is doomed to failure.
    • JL
      James L.
      30 August 2018 @ 21:15
      I do agree wholeheartedly with his endorsement of Real Vision, however.
  • RE
    Richard E. | Contributor
    27 August 2018 @ 19:54
    He knows the industry well but he seems to not know that GM has an autonomous unit that was just valued at $11.5bb on the back of a Softbank investment. He may not also know that GM has an investment in Lyft that was just market up by $1bb.
    • CG
      Chuck G.
      27 August 2018 @ 22:23
      dunno if he's right or wrong, but EV is $134B.... you're going to need more than what you've mentioned....
  • VS
    Victor S. | Contributor
    27 August 2018 @ 16:29
    I can’t professionally and politely express how poor Harold was in his comments and ideas. He makes Trump second in how full of himself he is?! He is a total globalist and “fake news” 100% ... for example his downbeat trade talk seems to diverge with the US markets -with virtually every index at ALL TIME HIGHS, and coupled with the bombardment of the press trying to kill trump everyday. Meanwhile Xi Jinping’ Shanghai index is minus 20%???? Mr Brice should have offered to shine his shoes as he offered not one comment of pushback. A true waste of my time.
    • CB
      C B.
      28 August 2018 @ 01:33
      Trump 2020?
    • CM
      Carlos M.
      28 August 2018 @ 10:18
      HAHAHA indeed he is probably brainwashed by fake news, why dont you send him some true data so he can inform himself? I wonder if you will credit Trump for the S&P falls 50% when this bull cycle ends... In my view he is spot on and also a relief that he is not hopping in the bandwagon of main stream media (like cnbc) that predicts the chinese will vowed to the americans, I am tired of hearing such a simplistic and linear argument.
    • OD
      Orin D.
      17 September 2018 @ 10:34
      I'm not sure if you are trolling here...........you can't seriously believe that you measure a Presidents success by their stock market returns???
  • SW
    Scott W.
    27 August 2018 @ 12:56
    Obviously a brilliant strategist. Fantastic interview. Perhaps we could have at some point elaboration on the closing narrative regarding impending global crisis - that through "strong" leadership we successfully "resolved" things, and that because of current "weak" leadership, things won't resolve in the next financial crisis. There are those who argue persuasively that the coordinated responses have simply prolonged the day of reckoning - that true market forces rather than intervention would ultimately be better. I don't know. Maybe nobody does. But it would be interesting to get his perspective given the points made during the last ten minutes of the interview.
    • SF
      Simon F.
      29 August 2018 @ 07:59
      I think the problem with weak global leadership is that rather than letting the markets purge themselves, they will all rush about firing (hopefully metaphorical) six guns into anything that moves to prove they are “doing something”. Really strong, but critically selfless, leadership would look to purge the rot and face up to a reset. Personally, I haven’t seen anyone emerging that could pull that off. The longer term danger is we do finally get “strong” leadership, but not at all selfless - time to really worry. Deja vue all over again...?
  • KC
    Kirk C.
    27 August 2018 @ 12:33
    Deep state policy wonk dissing Wilbur Ross - what a joke
    • CB
      C B.
      28 August 2018 @ 01:34
      Deep state perhaps, but waste, not so much
    • DR
      Dick R.
      7 September 2018 @ 20:02
      There is no such thing as Deep State. There are grownups who know what they're doing, or at least where to begin, and there are noisy children who equate braying and chest-thumping with competency. Bismarck complained that Kaiser Wilhelm wanted to be congratulated personally for the sunrise.
  • FV
    Fredrik V.
    27 August 2018 @ 06:06
    What I can’t get around is who will buy the gold if everyone is selling? Russia and China bet on gold will be .... worthless? Great eye opener for me!
  • SR
    Steve R.
    26 August 2018 @ 23:53
    One thing I forgot to mention in my previous comment..... I thought it was very interesting his take on Gold, i.e. he believes EM will sell their gold reserves down to meet their USD obligations. Perhaps this is why Gold has record short interest right now?
    • JL
      Jim L.
      27 August 2018 @ 02:21
      Interesting but I would argue the shorts now (speculative) are simply betting on a determined fed and a higher USD.
    • CB
      C B.
      28 August 2018 @ 01:35
      The dollar is a weapon
  • MS
    Martin S.
    26 August 2018 @ 21:06
    Great interview - I'll have to watch this one again. I found the last question a little bit unfair, because I don't imagine it would be really possible for anyone to seriously answer it in advance and out of the political context at the time when the question would be asked. I hope I'm wrong, but I think Trump would only ask someone like Harald for help if the S has already HTF. Even then, I think Trump would be much more likely to cast blame on "foreigners" somewhere (MAGA!), and maybe start a war, rather than resorting to diplomacy and communication.
  • MM
    Mike M.
    26 August 2018 @ 18:21
    Interesting take on McNuchin Sec. of Treasury.......think most of us out here suspected as much. Harald will get the head's up when it is time to leave the casino, my guess he is not anywhere this farcical Ponzi scheme. Excellent interview.
  • KS
    Kashyap S.
    26 August 2018 @ 17:27
    Great insights into the auto industry, but I'm sure he has got several facts wrong. Toyota wanted to set up outside Detroit because they did not want to deal with the unions - that was their primary consideration and not the fluff he talks about. Too self-promotional and pompous for my taste, especially towards the end where he denigrates the achievements of every person he mentions. The man has fed off the State's trough his entire life and clearly has no idea of what it takes to run a successful business. He has probably been kicked off the Deep State clique, hence the shameless advertising of his services to the RealVision audience. Little bit of energy left but Trump doesn't need me boohoo. LOL.
    • DS
      David S.
      26 August 2018 @ 20:24
      It is impossible for me to believe we watched the same video. DLS
  • BL
    Bruce L.
    26 August 2018 @ 14:04
    Thanks for this presentation. Dr. Mahlmgren is a completely unique combination of experience, and brilliance.
  • IO
    Igor O.
    26 August 2018 @ 10:33
    Just unbelievable how narrow minded reaction on China's 2025 plan is - We must stop that!
  • SR
    Steve R.
    26 August 2018 @ 09:00
    Whenever I listen to Harald I always learn something new. Age brings experience, perspective and insight, three qualities sadly underappreciated and largely missing in today's world.
  • LC
    Liliana C.
    26 August 2018 @ 05:22
    Epic! I learn so much from the wisdom embedded in this wonderful man! I so want him to be involved in advising the powers that be. Sadly, i totally understand that it's not useful to throw pearls at pigs at this time.
  • JM
    Jason M.
    26 August 2018 @ 04:59
    Brian's shining moment so far...
  • RO
    Robert O.
    26 August 2018 @ 03:51
    If Trump makes a phone call it should be to Pippa and not Harold since Harold would probably not be able to work with anyone in the White House after this interview. Harold's faith in China's power and control maybe misplaced. If and when the next global financial crisis hits I feel that the US will be in a better position than China since the US has more natural resources and much fewer people to support. I believe that the Chinese leadership has learned the lesson of the USSR and will not waste its resources on a military build up. So I suspect that China will wait until after the upcoming US elections to see how much support Trump has in the Congress. If Trump's support appears strong then China will make a deal with Trump, if the Democrats win and push for impeachment then China would likely wait for the smoke to clear before making any concessions. Trump reminds me of the Joker in the The Dark Knight; especially the scene where he is burning the pile of cash. Surrounded by leaders of the crime community who are shocked at what he is doing, he seems not to care of what others think about him. He feels there is a purpose to his madness but he doesn't feel the need to share it with anyone else. The other similarity is that in spite of extensive efforts to stop Trump from the Left / Never-Trump Right / Mainstream media / Foreign Press / Hollywood / and multiple foreign agents he keeps scoring victories just like the Joker did in the Movie.
  • SF
    Stuart F.
    26 August 2018 @ 02:32
    Respect.
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    26 August 2018 @ 01:18
    Great conversation! Thanks a lot! The gold goes down story was kind of strange because “the only thing that people want to buy” usually does not go down as much as things that nobody wants to buy.
  • JD
    John D.
    26 August 2018 @ 00:36
    Great Stuff !!!
  • RA
    Robert A.
    25 August 2018 @ 22:49
    Now THATS something I never thought of or heard anywhere else—Gold will be going down and perhaps even first, as that’s all people are going to be able to sell to get the Liquidity they need! Whether correct or not, it is something I need to consider and hopefully Milton and my fellow RV’ers can weigh in. Brilliant interview (and great editing)—thanks RV.
    • JM
      John M.
      26 August 2018 @ 05:05
      Totally agree with you Robert. Awesome interview, but I was perplexed by that statement too. Would love to get some input from other smarter minds on the statement that gold will lead the downside, the one thing people will have to sell, because gold's the only thing anyone will want to buy. What am I missing?
    • DW
      Daniel W.
      26 August 2018 @ 11:24
      Guys, just look at a chart. When liquidity issues began to materialize in late 2007 gold was 1000 USD per oz and lost 30% thereafter. There is really no secret here.
    • PJ
      Peter J.
      27 August 2018 @ 09:25
      When stating price 'facts' timeframe is everything. Gold went to just over $1000 in early March 2008. It then did drop as outlined here due to the massive liquidity issue of the crash to just over $700 in Oct / Nov 2008. It then rose to over $1200 in 2009, rose further to $1400+ in 2010, and then to $1900 in 2011, before then entering the bear market that brings it to today.
    • RA
      Robert A.
      27 August 2018 @ 21:27
      FWIW, I am a Bill Fleckenstein subscriber and someone just ran this Video quote by him with his response being, “that conclusion about Gold makes absolutely no sense to me”. Also, thanks very much Daniel and Peter for your insightful input.
    • TM
      The-First-James M.
      1 September 2018 @ 02:44
      Speculative money was pretty heftily long Gold leading into 2008. Predominantly short now...
  • NZ
    Nicholas Z.
    25 August 2018 @ 22:30
    great interview. nice macro historical overview. I personally like gold and was interested about his comments that Gold will lead downwards in the next crisis as it will be the only asset that people will buy
  • JH
    Joel H.
    25 August 2018 @ 22:18
    Another good one. Thanks RV
  • RK
    Robert K.
    25 August 2018 @ 20:37
    Extremely well done. Please try to have him on regularly
  • DB
    Dennis B.
    25 August 2018 @ 19:36
    Fascinating! Dr Malmgren is a wonderful communicator; Mr Price is a great listener. A breath-taking combination.
  • HJ
    Harry J.
    25 August 2018 @ 18:24
    Good job Brian. Next time ask him how he would/have create a portfolio to prosper if his views come to pass!!
  • BT
    Brian T.
    25 August 2018 @ 17:17
    All I can say is thank you. I am truly grateful to both the esteemed Mr. Malmgren and more generally to the creators and employees at RVTV for creating a forum where we can have access to this type of thoughtful dialogue. Whether you agree with him or disagree with him, it's the kind of pure thinking we all need to face the future together. Bravo.
  • SS
    Steve S.
    25 August 2018 @ 16:17
    I agree with some of the earlier comments about Brian's interview skills. He did a great job of sparing unnecessary verbage and letting the interviewee speak.
  • SS
    Steve S.
    25 August 2018 @ 16:15
    Wonderful interview. It was enlightening to hear the backstory of negotiations that have gone on over the years. Please have Harald Malmgren back in the future.
  • MT
    Mark T.
    25 August 2018 @ 15:24
    Whoa! Gotta love Harald. (Pippa too) Straightforward, honest and iconoclastic. So much experience to back up his opinions. Global Macro Giant. Nowhere else but RealVision. Great job.
  • WM
    Will M.
    25 August 2018 @ 14:04
    If a man of Dr Malmgren's experience foresees a global crisis we had better take note... and of course I this is why the majority of RVT viewers subscribe to this service. His ending comments are very memorable; its so hard to see through the spin. Unfortunately I become more nervous as each month goes by. Good interview by Bryan, kept it moving without needless interjection.
  • WM
    Will M.
    25 August 2018 @ 13:56
    Great interview. His comments on the Trump administration players are disappointingly spot on. Its such a pity, it could have been so different.
    • DS
      David S.
      25 August 2018 @ 22:25
      With dysfunctional bi-polar politics on both sides no one wins. Everyone is locked in his/her own spinning world. Dr. Malmgren's was effective in a time that is "Gone with the Wind." The only way we can use this type of wisdom is starting to listen and respect each other first. DLS
  • FC
    Fractal C.
    25 August 2018 @ 13:34
    Another good thing about this interview was how little Brian spoke! Essentially, he asked a very few questions with very few words and then faded in the background and that was really masterful.
    • DS
      David S.
      25 August 2018 @ 22:30
      Brian you are improving his interviewing and listening skills, congratulations. It should be recalled that interviews are different from dialogues. In a dialogue we want to hear the wisdom of each participant. Both techniques are great at the correct time. DLS
  • MS
    Marius S.
    25 August 2018 @ 12:01
    Mr. Malmgren says it himself at the end. There is so much "spin" in the media and so little real talent and opportunity for context and quality analysis. What a privileged to have access to content of this depth.
  • HM
    Hugh M.
    25 August 2018 @ 08:45
    Great interview. Such a wise man.
  • SF
    Simon F.
    25 August 2018 @ 08:15
    To listen to a man who has had a front row seat at the epicentre of power for over half a century should get the attention of us all. It certainly gets mine. Clearly you don’t keep getting invited back to manage some of the most delicate projects of successive leaders of the world, and to have created an enduring network of trust in global capitals, unless you have something special and understand how the world at this level really works. Therefore, when he identifies the paucity of leadership in our highly connected world, and thereby the prospect of the next financial crisis being a disorderly and drawn out mess, rather than the relatively neat and joined up response we had last time, I for one really sit up and take notice.
  • BM
    Bryan M.
    25 August 2018 @ 04:46
    Wow! Now THAT - is a great interview. every time I watch these "in depth" pieces I think, "It can't get any better", and then it does. Kudos to all concerned.
  • ss
    sid s.
    25 August 2018 @ 04:02
    why can't this man be our president.
    • BM
      Bryan M.
      25 August 2018 @ 04:49
      It's sad to say Sid but - America doesn't deserve and hey - would never vote for - a man or woman who had the intellectual capacity of a Mr. or Ms Malmgren.
  • CL
    Chuck L.
    25 August 2018 @ 01:24
    Thanks for these great insights; Brian did excellent job eliciting punchy comments; also — thanks for quick turnaround time between interview and publication.
    • BP
      Brian P. | Real Vision
      25 August 2018 @ 03:22
      Thanks, Chuck. Looking forward to having Hal back!
  • FC
    Fractal C.
    25 August 2018 @ 00:09
    Harold M is an icon. I don’t think they make people like him anymore.
  • AS
    Amareshwar S.
    24 August 2018 @ 23:50
    I guess i will remember this conversation forever. Priceless.!!! Thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts Harald. Great job RV.
    • BP
      Brian P. | Real Vision
      25 August 2018 @ 01:16
      Really happy to read this. So glad that this was such meaningful content for you!
  • RR
    Rex R.
    24 August 2018 @ 23:39
    Harold has some interesting perspectives. I respect-- to a degree -- his participation in politics. Ultimately though, one can see through his prejudices/perspectives. To wit-- he is an academecian who then became a potlitical tool. Standard operating practice of the system/Deep State--- which has lead us to the situation where we are-- since the Federal Reserve/Bankers in 1913 created the Federal Reserve System-- and began to use/promote/pull the strings --- of this type of academecian-- who never operated a business in any day of his life.
    • EF
      Eric F.
      24 August 2018 @ 23:52
      Sorry Rex but got to call your comments for what I see them as - absolute garbage. Very few have Harald’s experience, intelligence, wisdom or age. That’s a potent combination and I for one could listen to the guy all day. I’d personally love to see Harald on as much as possible, so much to learn from this gentleman.
    • BO
      Bob O.
      25 August 2018 @ 00:57
      G'day Rex, not sure if you know what media platform this is. It is called Real Vision TV not Fox and Friends
    • JW
      James W.
      25 August 2018 @ 04:48
      A political tool is a weasel and a moral reprobate who does dirty work to pursue a dirty agenda. The comment is unjustified.
    • WM
      Will M.
      25 August 2018 @ 13:35
      Sorry Rex, I understand your comment, and it applies to many, but I don't think Harald fits that mould. Politics is compromise, the question is whether its good compromise or bad. If we truly want to make a change then impose reasonable term limits, stop the election merry-go-round and REMOVE the influence of cash on elections.
    • AL
      Andrew L.
      25 August 2018 @ 15:12
      I see both sides. I do respect the experience and efforts of someone like Harold Malmgren but also we should recognize that this is a consummate insider. Fact of the matter is we need people like this to make policy changes happen. At the same time what people are fed up with, from the Berniecrat/#MeToo left and the Trump/"drain the swamp" right, is the false public narratives that papers over the real interests and issues pursued by a long standing set of behind-the-scenes players moving things in their own directions, aka the deep state. These are not mutually exclusive realities. It is fascinating how the left-right paradigm keeps working. My co-workers all of whom are left leaning would in a previous era been critical of "the establishment" now they are the cheerleaders of it, simply because Trump's narrative is one of, essentially, a big middle finger to the political establishment. The machine keeps ratcheting on, president to president, grinding out history and we know not of why or how it works.
    • DS
      David S.
      25 August 2018 @ 22:35
      Is it possible that the deep state is the rule of law? Maybe a re-watch of a Man for All Seasons would help. DLS
  • PW
    Phil W.
    24 August 2018 @ 23:10
    I'm afraid that Mr. Malmgren is right on his worldly view and has the history to back it up! Mr D. Trump (hair piece) and his add-mid are no match for the rest of the world. Has the world's most power full man he is such a baffoon!!!! Great Piece thanks Dr M
  • BF
    Bruce F.
    24 August 2018 @ 22:24
    he can definitely say, "been there done that" with letting the facts speak for themselves, a truly great American./ also raised a brilliant daughter
  • AE
    Alex E.
    24 August 2018 @ 22:10
    Any chance we get Dr. Pippa Malmgren on soon???
    • CG
      Christopher G.
      25 August 2018 @ 01:16
      Scroll the Interviews section, she’s in there —- interviewing and being interviewed. There’s the search option, too.
    • CG
      Christopher G.
      25 August 2018 @ 01:26
      Malmgrem interview of Meltzer Part 1, I enjoyed. Part 2 doesn’t seem to want to play, error loading.
    • CG
      Christopher G.
      25 August 2018 @ 02:20
      And there’s 2 hours of Pippa interviewing her Dad back in 2015.
  • DS
    David S.
    24 August 2018 @ 21:28
    IMO the trade war with China has more to do with the administrations political strategy for the mid-terms and a surrogate border tariff. DLS
  • WM
    William M.
    24 August 2018 @ 19:40
    It's such a shame that Trump doesn't have an advisor like Harold. Maybe RV could send this video to the White House! All this great wisdom and experience could really help the whole world move forward in a win-win fashion versus the zero sum thinking that prevails right now. Bravo guys! This certainly makes RV very special and worthwhile...and not just for investing reasons, but to better understand our complex, fast-moving world.
    • GP
      Gordon P.
      25 August 2018 @ 21:13
      Your right William, but as Harold has stated, he doesn't think Trump would listen, too bad --- IMO Trump has lost respect of world leaders cause you can't keep insulting people via tweeter, and expect them to work with you -- we are in a sad state --- Gord P
    • DS
      David S.
      25 August 2018 @ 22:39
      To be helpful, someone needs to listen. I do not think that there is anyone in the administration or in congress interesting in rational thought; just power and reelection. DLS
  • NH
    Neil H.
    24 August 2018 @ 18:19
    Harold is always worth listening to in order to get the big picture, wish the interview was even longer. Kudos to Brian for a great job. My last question to Harold would have been based on what you have said, how are you invested today? Perhaps we can get him back to answer this for us.
    • CA
      Craig A.
      25 August 2018 @ 02:42
      He did mention a strong dollar.
  • AA
    Aymman A.
    24 August 2018 @ 18:07
    This was truly awesome!! I am running out of words to describe how much I liked this interview Thank You
  • ET
    Eduard T.
    24 August 2018 @ 17:46
    Great Interview!
  • CC
    Christopher C.
    24 August 2018 @ 17:41
    If you don't like this I am not sure I can see my way clear to not thinking you don't like the non-partisan, merit and solution based truth.
  • MC
    Minum C.
    24 August 2018 @ 16:31
    This was awesome.
  • EL
    Elizabeth L.
    24 August 2018 @ 15:29
    I want to echo Brian's comment, Thank you Harald for your service, and thank you for spending time with RealVision viewers. We are grateful.
  • YL
    Young L.
    24 August 2018 @ 15:17
    Thank you. That was great interview. Great job Brian. You are the best interviewer on RV. Mr. Malmgren should be every quarter for updates.
    • BP
      Brian P. | Real Vision
      25 August 2018 @ 03:54
      You’re far too kind
  • PD
    Peter D.
    24 August 2018 @ 14:25
    This is what we pay for at RV. Excellent counter-intuitive ideas: 1. Xi Xinping is the most powerful man in the world. 2. America has more to lose in a trade war than China. 3. Trump's cabinet is weaker than meets the eye. 4. Foreign branded cars such as the Corolla and Accord have more US content, than US branded cars. 5. But the best part was the last 7 minutes when he discusses the coming "inevitable" financial crisis, which he compares with the last one which was "short!'
  • PU
    Peter U.
    24 August 2018 @ 13:18
    Nice interview Brian.
    • BP
      Brian P. | Real Vision
      24 August 2018 @ 13:26
      Cheers. Thanks, Peter. Glad you enjoyed.
  • PU
    Peter U.
    24 August 2018 @ 13:09
    Harald "full of hubris" Malmgren??
    • PU
      Peter U.
      24 August 2018 @ 13:17
      I believe I commented without listening to all Harald's comments during the interview. I respectfully retract my hubris comment. Please ignore it.
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      24 August 2018 @ 18:48
      Nice job on the self policing...! ;-)
    • CM
      Christopher M.
      24 August 2018 @ 21:57
      Wow! That was a quick 8minutes!
    • DR
      Dick R.
      9 September 2018 @ 03:29
      Attention Raoul: many discussion boards feature the ability to edit or even delete one's own comments. Can you take it up with your web designer?
  • PU
    Peter U.
    24 August 2018 @ 13:06
    sounds like Harald has a bit of an ax to grind on Trump's trade team.
    • DR
      Dick R.
      9 September 2018 @ 03:30
      Yes, largely because they are criminals or incompetents or both. Why is Wilbur Ross on the board of that Cypriot bank favored by Russian gangsters?
  • VS
    Vaibhav S.
    24 August 2018 @ 12:43
    This was a fun big picture view