Moneymoney

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 09:46 AM

Top economist says trade talks with Trump 'waste of time' (duh)

It would be a "waste of time" for the UK to try to negotiate a trade deal with the US, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has told the BBC.

Mr Stiglitz said the UK should not use its "scarce resources" chasing a post-Brexit agreement.

President Donald Trump has previously said he was working on a "major trade deal" with the UK.

But Mr Stiglitz said the UK should not trust the President over trade talks.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42186905

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 09:51 AM

1. Whenever I read that a Top Economist says something

I usually assume they are wrong. There is little evidence that shows economists get much correct.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 09:58 AM

2. A brit says that......doh!

 

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 10:09 AM

3. But the talks will go on and a deal will be made. Lefty lost again.

I think he is more upset at having to negotiate with a businessman who knows about trade and not a political pretender

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 10:16 AM

4. 'Mr Stiglitz said the UK should not trust the President over trade talks'

Translated: We shouldn't talk to Trump because he won't bow and let us walk all over America on trade.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 10:52 AM

5. ''Nobel Prize-winning''...the year 2009 proved how meaningless ''awards'' from that group are.

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