Trumpism is bad for business, and the world
Without peace in the world, there is no growth or sharing of culture. In times of crisis or conflict, culture is relied on to guide us, but it is not developed further. This is a bad thing for the world, and such a time is upon us with Trumpism. Although I avoid politics, I abhor the use of government to harm people and our common worldwide heritage in multiculturalism, so here I am forced to resist those destructive forces. By exposing it to examination, we can understand that it is one-sidedly harmful, and we can use that knowledge to make the world balanced, peaceful and multicultural again.
This is a guided tour through the news, distilling the themes and messages. Here the news is organized into logical order. The points made here are not original argument, but exposition of extant content.
Trump will bring the world to its knees, but as stated by Trump: America first! His first moves have been to destroy all of the government apparatus providing for the rule of law, safeguarding the public and giving industry and business quality standards and positive frameworks.
Appearing wealthy by association with others who are, or appear to be wealthy, is an age-old ploy, but one just as well documented as a failure as an exercise in vanity.1.2. Trump’s selfish activities have already proven unpopular with the wealthier segment of the market3., so one might wonder why any other businessperson would want to overtly align himself with such a trend.
He brags that his promises were made to be broken. “I play to people’s fantasies,” he said in 1987’s “The Art of the Deal.” “People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration — and a very effective form of promotion.”
Trump is bad for business. He creates business opportunities, tax breaks and other policies, solely for himself, at the expense of all others. Golf weekends in Mar-a-Lago cost an average of $3M more than staying at the White House, or even using Camp David. Cleverly, Trump stays at a place which he owns, and charges the government, Secret Service and all other personnel, the market rate for their rooms. Federal money is going into his own pocket at the rate of about $400,000 per weekend4., not onto the open public procurement cycle. Security for the golf weekend shuts down the airport and related businesses, costing private business holders about $30k per weekend. The upshot is that Trump is currently looting the treasury to pay for his lavish lifestyle. Mind that this is his pattern, followed since birth, and sustained up to the day he was elected.5.
Also mind that his pattern is to avoid repayment, simply referring the financial disputes to venal white-shoe lawyers, and borrowing from the next, and greater, fools. (Bloomberg cited him as being famous for precisely this.6.) 7.
The other financial pattern he follows is going: to foreign lenders and purported business partners, notably Muslim countries and Russians.8.9. These have been targets of his negative action in the first 100 days of his Presidency. Foremost in the world’s attention is his anti-Muslim activity, which could directly harm the economy. Muslim money has supported the USA, and it could be removed at will – their will.10. It’s possibly just by that device that he will repudiate his indebtedness to them, in his accustomed way. He has, as of Tax-time, adopted a position of picking a fight with Russia, while refusing to meet with Putin as a foreign dignitary, instead sending his ‘Secretary of Oil’ Tillerson. With the Secret Service to protect him, Trump can even say “No.” to the Russian mobsters! Presidency may be the prefect screen for the deadbeat-in-chief! However, one must wonder, is this good for the USA? Is it good for business?
The American market that you think he might be good for is not the one you’re used to. In place of one large domestic market, there is a broken and divided economic landscape. The vast number of the USA’s people are so financially burdened by basic living expenses and health care that they are unable to make discretionary expenditures beyond snack food. The greatest percentage of growth for such companies as enjoy it, comes overseas, which is expensive to access, and reacting negatively – not positively – to Trumpism. As for the smaller portion of the USA market, it is extremely small. To access the oligarcgist market, product development costs are matched only by marketing expenses, and with a razor-thin population slice to work with, risks are increasingly negative.
His deregulation of USA business and financial institutions will unwind America’s many decades of good business fortune. Already the USA business has lost loads of respect in the world, with the result that world respect for the “Made in USA” label is below Europe, Japan and Canada.11. In a world where investments are constantly reviewed, and performance estimates are suspect, the high levels of strict financial oversight used to earn Wall Street a global reputation of safety. Where the purity of food from many sources is poor, American food used to be regarded as safe.12. Where the effectiveness of drugs from many countries is low, American drugs and medicines used to enjoy a good reputation.13. Now that regulations are being stripped away, standards will surely fall, and the international markets will likely diminish. Those international markets once were the bedrock of profitability, but they are endangered by the lowering of standards which are based on profitability rather than quality and safety.14.
The hospitality business, and anything which supplies it, is already suffering as the direct result of Trumpist policies, with the prospects being weighted on the side of deeper decreases to come.
The Bannon agenda was to smash the state, so that all controls would be off the current power holders.15. Bannon controlled the first ten weeks of the term, but his manner, methods and background were so abrasively contrary that the howls for his ouster prevailed, and he was demoted, although not ejected from the epicenter of presidential policy. He was evidently replaced by DJT’s favorite daughter’s husband, who though utterly unskilled and lacking in portfolio, promised to serve as a more obedient mouthpiece for the elected office holder.16. That the son-in-law is riven with conflicts is not outstanding for this administration,17. but then, he has never been vetted by Congress, so conflicts persist. Kushner will make mistakes, which will be bad for both business and the USA’s reputation.18.
Trump has never been accepted by the banksters and their shifty securities shyster associates, but he has always cast his jealous eyes at the piles of gold and money that they have. Now that he sits at the top of the official pecking order, he seems hellbent on bribing his way to real riches, free and clear of bank debt. He is the ultimate sellout politico: The Purchasable POTUS!19.
It is true that there is a great deal of money to be made with Trumpism, but it will only be a very small group who makes that money, and only for a very short period of time. The current governmental focus on Trumpcare and tax breaks is taking the country in the wrong direction. Indeed, these actions mire the nation yet more deeply in old problems, rather than leading us on a good path to a better life.20.
Wall Street and Main Street have never been one-and-the-same, which will be sharply clear as the economic policies of DJT play out.
Foreign powers operate without Trump’s approval, and may be preparing to pull the rug out from under the US Dollar as retaliation for trump’s actions. This will not be war, but could sink the USA ‘s economy.21.
The policies of Trumpism are destructive of all sustainable human systems, even the One percenters who he supposes to be one of, and to benefit. By destroying the world ecosystem Trumpism will kill itself, because there is no possible way that he and his group can sustainably survive.22. They presume to have the money to buy themselves sanctuary, but utterly lack any truly robust plan for such an operation.
We know that we could put a group of people on Mars someday in this century, but we also know that they would start dying after two months or so, with no chance of rescue.23. A small colony would lack the catalog of supplies needed to repair any and all possible machine malfunctions, and certainly would not include enough service people or service skills to take care of every system required, both of which presuppose food and water supplies, which would be absolutely impossible. So that leaves us on Earth. Do you really think there is a DUMB?24. How big do you reckon such a system of caves and tunnels to be? The main question is: do you think that the .01% are going to be so kind as to give you a place in their nuclear war and eco-disaster-proof sanctuary?
Trump’s evident plan for dominating the business world is so fragile that it’s a joke. The funny thing is that he thinks he can maintain populist support for this, even as it is revealed to support only himself. Anyway, why would an American businessman think Trump would not want to dominate him, along with all the foreigners? The local businessmen are close at hand, and the current government can pass some regulations and laws to control you easily enough, or they can let you build up a fund, and come and take it from you with some law, some ploy, some trumped-up charges, or some fakery, easily enough. Don’t let the fact that they haven’t hurt you yet, make you too comfortable: you’re dealing with a master taker, not a forgiver. It is a house of cards, and will all end badly.
11. MICI 2017 https://www.google.nl/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiQy5bdr7XTAhXBl5QKHSLtCC4QjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.doandinhhoang.com%2F2017%2F04%2Fmade-in-country-index-mici-2017-statista.html&psig=AFQjCNEX_5ouHuovM83FXg4erCdo2XtJMQ&ust=1492858039025008
13. ‘The SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation’, edited by Craig E. Carroll; https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=g3-zDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA614&lpg=PA614&dq=us+fda+reputation+world&source=bl&ots=6D1cNFViM4&sig=8glsXnNuqmnhWYrhMUTLzPfyUOo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWmanT3MvTAhVFPhQKHRMJCcgQ6AEIVjAI#v=onepage&q=us%20fda%20reputation%20world&f=false
22. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-wants-deep-cuts-in-environmental-monitoring/; https://phys.org/news/2017-01-trump-big-shift-energy-climate.html
24. http://nstarzone.com/CODERED.html; https://www.intellihub.com/do-deep-underground-military-bases-exist/