Coronavirus slamming poor countries with Chinese debt; Here’s how ‘great predator’ will respond

Coronavirus slamming poor countries with Chinese debt; Here’s how ‘great predator’ will respond

FPI / May 21, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes The destruction China has exported to the U.S. and the world continues to grow. Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump are exploring ramifications that include an intentional default on Chinese debt. Frankly, this is a somewhat tepid punishment. China owns some $1.1 trillion of American treasuries, […]

As coronavirus crushes the U.S. economy, China is suffering too

As coronavirus crushes the U.S. economy, China is suffering too

FPI / May 15, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes The U.S. continues to hemorrhage jobs and GDP as the coronavirus places the economy into a forced coma. Unemployment may temporarily approach Great Depression levels, and U.S. GDP may plummet by as much as 34 percent. While mega corporations are permitted to remain open, deemed “essential” […]

Yes, U.S. deficits have exploded: No, our economy is not owned by China

Yes, U.S. deficits have exploded: No, our economy is not owned by China

FPI / May 10, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes Anytime China is brought up in mainstream dialogue, the general messaging tends to be as follows: China is an adversary and a problem, we know they lie, break laws, and outright steal from the U.S. and its companies. But we have to play nice because they […]

Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook is growing

Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook is growing

FPI / May 4, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes There has been great upheaval at Facebook over the last year. Since 2019, five of the nine members of the board of directors have departed, with former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault being the most recent to announce he’s leaving. He and Jeffrey Zients (a former […]