(Disappearing) American Mall, the Video Game

Like (I hope) the IPE Zone blog itself, there’s an amusingly droll American Mall video game developed by, of all people, Bloomberg. With consumer spending constituting the lion’s share of economic output in most countries, the fate of the shopping mall format is of considerable political-economic interest. The anchor department store…the food court…the originators of …

China’s (Stock) Plunge Protection Team Rides Again

When the guy on the left is on the loose in stock markets, you need the guy on the right. Right? Well this is rich: The People’s Republic of China has been fighting the United States and the European Union at the World Trade Organization over still being designated as a “non-market economy,” implying that …

Canada’s Trudeau: To Save NAFTA, Avoid Trump

Trudeau’s ploy to save NAFTA consists of going around Trump. If there ever was a misleadingly titled article, consider this one from Bloomberg on Canadian PM Justin Trudeau seeing a “clear path forward” on NAFTA. You see, the path he’s taken is to largely bypass the Americans actually responsible for (re)negotiating trade deals, namely Trump …

Funny cats – part 297 (40 pics + 10 gifs)

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Will Trump Ramp Up Trade War Post-Stock Crash?

Being a disordered personality of the first order, Trump has acted as a cheereleader for both rising stock valuations and trade protectionism despite the latter being anathema to the former in the opinion of most conventional businesspersons. Insofar as American businesses with operations abroad favor a relatively open and predictable environment for international trade, further …

Funny animal gifs – part 293 (10 gifs)

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Cute dogs – part 215 (50 pics)

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Funny animals of the week – 2 February 2018 (40 pics)

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