Prices are rising. The price of fuel has skyrocketed. This pushes up the cost of transport. And you know, the dollar may be as strong as it’s ever been but that’s no help at all in this scenario, says the Wall Street Journal.
A strong dollar and expensive fuel is just a battle of equals. One cancels out the other. What’s the use of a strong currency when prices are stronger? It’s like a mad joke. How do people reap the rewards in a so-called strong economy?
And yet again, it's the common man or woman who suffers from all the currency fluctuations. Our wealth isn't protected from the whims and fancies of central banks and central governments. How I wish there was one global currency for the entire world. What do all of you out there think? I want to hear what you have to say.
Just saw on Fox News that Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook have donated generously to a fund to reunite relatives separated by the border. No doubt, the migrant families have not been having a good time. Many people’s hearts go out to them.
I can’t deny, however, that I’m a bit cynical about Zuckerberg’s motives, not to mention Sandberg’s. Zuckerberg’s image could do with a makeover after the recent scandals. Telling lies and selling confidential information.
Well, if he can help some unfortunate people, so much the better. The rich should help the poor. In an ideal world, there should be no poor, but in this real world, there are way too many unfortunate people. I’d love if we could escape to a virtual world where there’s no social problems. I guess that would be heaven. Does anyone else agree?
According to the New York Times, the President of the United States had better start listening to his own party. He has been heavily criticized by his own people for his policy of separating migrant families. While everyone agrees that illegal migration is a big problem, illegal migrants from Mexico into the USA are suffering. Particularly the children. And while the US citizens may deplore illegal migration, no-one wants to see children suffering.
While the President remains defiant in the face of massive criticism, he has very few supporters for what is seen as an extremely harsh and unfair policy.
Perhaps he will have to rethink this policy. In fact, there is such a lot of opposition to the current policy that he should be worried. He might start listening as the voices of dissension grow
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