Chip Bok for November 22, 2023

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    Flashaaway  7 months ago

    An admirable idea, I know their peso was worth quite a lot a few years ago and now it’s worth peanuts.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member 7 months ago

    That’s a great idea and good luck with the left in Argentina.

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    Fern   7 months ago

    The left are mierda, don’t give them an inch!

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    Quixotic1  7 months ago

    Which country has lower inflation than the US, chip?

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  7 months ago

    Milei is just Argentinian trump

    With same authoritarian ideology

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    braindead Premium Member 7 months ago

    Is Baghdad Bok actually admitting that inflation has dropped well below levels in other countries?

    What could be next? Will he admit that unemployment is low? That the stock market is up almost 15% in the last year?

    That, tragically, the Republican hoped for recession didn’t happen?

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    jvo  7 months ago

    The workers will be paid in IOUs tied to the US dollars that will be arriving real soon now /s

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    jvo  7 months ago

    Of course prices will be in REAL US dollars, immediately.

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    jvo  7 months ago

    This worked so well in Zimbabwe

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    Denver Reader Premium Member 7 months ago

    See, inflation under Biden has gotten under control and many other countries yearn for it.

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    Jack7528  7 months ago

    Triple digits, I heard the other night, the Socialists did a real number on the economy.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 7 months ago

    A few figures for the US on this Thanksgiving eve. The US Inflation Rate is at 3.24%, compared to 3.70% last month and 7.75% last year. Gas prices are forty-five cents lower than a year ago. Unemployment is at a historic low of 3.9%.

    Overall, we are doing better as a nation, and the forecast for next year continues the trend.


    J.P. Morgan

    Wall Street Journal

    US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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    ncorgbl  7 months ago

    Them and most of the free world would like to get down to our level of inflation. The U.S. has low inflation.

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    MC4802 Premium Member 7 months ago

    @ChipBok, good point. According to IMF… USA at 4.1 and Argentina at 121. Worst is Venezuela at 360! Let’s see, who’s better than USA of a decent size and with data we trust? China at 0.7 (nope). Japan at 3.2 (good for them having been so horrible for so long). South Korea at 3.4. Canada at 3.6. Netherlands at 4. Denmark and Greece tied with USA at 4.1

    Most large first world economies have a higher rate of inflation, so I’ll give Joe a B+.

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    DrDon1  7 months ago

    Bok knows almost as much about Economics as the COVID-19 Denier- and Insurrectionist-in-Chief knows about ‘good governance!’

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    ChristopherBurns  7 months ago

    Yeah, it’s down to 3% now.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago

    This guy is nuttier than a fruitcake, and the cattle are fleeing Argentina in great numbers.

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    Al Fresco  7 months ago

    You’d think with all the experience Argentina has had with runaway inflation over the last 100 years you’d think they might have learned how to get a handle on it.

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    piper_gilbert  7 months ago

    Wouldn’t want to be an expat in that country.

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    The Dem Veteran   7 months ago

    So the Idiot’s plan to “reoccupy” the Marvinas. That’s the Falklands to me and you. Is Less radical than getting inflation under control?

    Facsits usually tell us what they are going to do. Don’t be shocked when he does it.

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    apfelzra Premium Member 7 months ago

    He’ll first have to consult with his dogs to get their take on Argentina’s economy. And Milei wants to us the U.S. dollar as its currency; how, exactly, would that work? Has he thought any of this through, or is he just another ignorant TV/radio celebrity who thinks he knows how to govern a country?

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