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  • The Roar of the China Bear | Todd Buchholz | Economist, Author & Keynote Speaker
    s drivers what red and green traffic lights are for Many seem to think they re some kind of annoying Western Christmas decoration that don t go away after December Finally we jerked to a stop a few blocks from our hotel I wondered why wouldn t our Tut Tut nut drive us all the way Then Dong handed me a card with English words It was a price list Apparently our cross town adventure cost 800 Yuan about 125 Now it was my turn to use Victoria s expression Are you crazy The taxi that brought us to the market a real car with four wheels and even a set of brakes cost only 150 Yuan Forget it Here s 300 I started exiting the coffin Victoria followed Then Dong started screaming Frankly I don t think it was Mandarin I think he was making up his own language just as he made up his own price list I just kept shaking my head and trying to shove the 300 Yuan into his palm Then I noticed something Dong had a big palm He kicked open the little door and started unfolding his body and standing up Dong was as Victoria put it a giant Hun about 6 5 and 275 pounds No I replied Dong growled made a fist and raised it above my head I had no fear After all I wrote a well reviewed novel about boxing and my wife knows a lawyer who knows Stephen Sondheim If necessary I would get back at Dong with a left hook and a dissonant rhyming couplet But I was concerned for Victoria and figured that we d be safer if we continued the argument in front of the hotel bellmen So I instructed Victoria Run As she whimpered I walked deliberately back to the hotel Dong didn t follow Then suddenly the sounds of a stomping Dong caught up to us I turned back He raised his fist again I told Victoria to keep trotting I looked him in the eye spouted the only Chinese phrase that came to mind Hong Kong Phooey and again held out the 300 Yuan He squinted his eyes furiously ripped the bills from my hand and stomped back to his smoky Tut Tut What a fool I was for a not agreeing with Dong on a price beforehand b forcing Victoria to ride in a Tut Tut c caring about the justice of a 100 dollar rip off approximately 01 the cost of our Asian trip Now my family has lost all respect for my judgment I have lost face On the other hand we spent the saved 100 dollars on some delicious Peking duck at a wonderful restaurant called Da Dong Duck No relation I hope Blog Comments Pingbacks Trackbacks Comments are closed Pandas and Power in Asia Which Way Does the Curve Bend Meet Todd Kyle Counts Follow Me On Follow rushbook Breaking News Kyle Counts get it at the

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  • Pandas and Power in Asia | Todd Buchholz | Economist, Author & Keynote Speaker
    problem In 2012 President Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Temple of Reclining Buddha Wat Pho a magnificent 150 foot long golden statue of the Buddha propped up on one elbow before heading off to nirvana Throughout Asia American foreign policy has been reclining and slouching American diplomats act more like tourists than active advocates of American interests How do real tourists behave I must say there is a bizarre disconnect between western tourists showing up at Thailand s Buddhist temples to declare their love for peaceful non confrontational eastern philosophy and the reality in the streets the military junta arrested a man for insulting the king s dog on Facebook The dog died Has democracy Even wealthy Singapore feels the pain of China s meltdown and the collapse in oil prices Dockyards are quieter and real estate prices have shattered falling about 8 percent in the past two years Singapore is the world s leading builder of offshore oil rigs but rig buyers are going bankrupt China is Singapore s largest trading partner and a few years ago China loaned two panda bears to the Singapore zoo Despite the sluggish economy Kai Kai and Jia Jia will not go hungry Pandas always have priority over people Blog Comments Pingbacks Trackbacks Comments are closed Beakers and Bytes Low Taxes Attract Inventors The Roar of the China Bear Meet Todd Kyle Counts Follow Me On Follow rushbook Breaking News Kyle Counts get it at the App Store Recent Posts Gender Fluidity and Disney s Real Magic Branding Genius Peak Beer Cars and Football Does Homeland Matter for Working Women Fed shouldn t have demonstrated that kind of arrogance Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September

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  • Beakers and Bytes: Low Taxes Attract Inventors | Todd Buchholz | Economist, Author & Keynote Speaker
    scientists Research by Enrico Moretti and Daniel Wilson revea led for example that when New York State cut the marginal tax rate from 7 5 to 6 85 percent in 2006 the number of star scientists climbed by 2 1 percent Remember that when scientists and inventors move to a new location they bring new jobs with them lab assistants researchers marketers etc Moretti and Wilson define star scientists as the top 5 of patent recipients averaging 1 5 patents per year Here s the upshot top STEM people are tops in mobility too When offered a better deal standout inventors can easily pack up their bags beakers and megabytes and move on to more attractive climes Go ahead call scientists mad but you can t call them stupid Blog Comments Pingbacks Trackbacks Comments are closed Fed Should Follow Brave Coward Strategy Pandas and Power in Asia Meet Todd Kyle Counts Follow Me On Follow rushbook Breaking News Kyle Counts get it at the App Store Recent Posts Gender Fluidity and Disney s Real Magic Branding Genius Peak Beer Cars and Football Does Homeland Matter for Working Women Fed shouldn t have demonstrated that kind of arrogance Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December

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  • Fed Should Follow “Brave Coward Strategy” | Todd Buchholz | Economist, Author & Keynote Speaker
    s time to say goodbye to zero No doubt zero rates fueled car buyers to speed off dealers lots and revived a dead housing sector But they have also forced seniors and other savers into riskier asset classes Yellen should take the brave and cowardly rate Nudge rates 1 8 of a point on December 16 and then hop on a cheap flight to an isolated vacation isle with bad cell service Blog Comments Pingbacks Trackbacks Comments are closed Stop Drug Regulation Abuse Beakers and Bytes Low Taxes Attract Inventors Meet Todd Kyle Counts Follow Me On Follow rushbook Breaking News Kyle Counts get it at the App Store Recent Posts Gender Fluidity and Disney s Real Magic Branding Genius Peak Beer Cars and Football Does Homeland Matter for Working Women Fed shouldn t have demonstrated that kind of arrogance Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 February 2011 January 2011 February 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 Pages Biography Consulting Speech Topics Publications Contact About Todd G Buchholz is an international economist keynote speaker TV and radio commentator and author of

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  • Blog | Todd Buchholz | Economist, Author & Keynote Speaker
    Peak Beer Cars and Football March 14th 2016 Blog Does Homeland Matter for Working Women March 2nd 2016 Blog Which Way Does the Curve Bend February 22nd 2016 Blog The Roar of the China Bear January 15th 2016 Blog Pandas and Power in Asia January 5th 2016 Blog Beakers and Bytes Low Taxes Attract Inventors December 7th 2015 Blog Fed Should Follow Brave Coward Strategy November 3rd 2015 Blog Stop Drug Regulation Abuse October 19th 2015 Blog Meet Todd Kyle Counts Follow Me On Follow rushbook Breaking News Kyle Counts get it at the App Store Recent Posts Gender Fluidity and Disney s Real Magic Branding Genius Peak Beer Cars and Football Does Homeland Matter for Working Women Fed shouldn t have demonstrated that kind of arrogance Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 February 2011 January 2011 February 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 Pages Biography Consulting Speech Topics Publications Contact About Todd G Buchholz is an international economist keynote speaker TV and radio commentator and author of the best selling books New Ideas from Dead Economists New Ideas from Dead

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  • News | Todd Buchholz | Economist, Author & Keynote Speaker
    up to the hype February 8th 2015 News Slides Pass the baton Consumers should take advantage of cheap gas February 8th 2015 News Slides Obamacare Premiums Hurting Economy June 6th 2013 News Slides Don t Fight the Fed December 3rd 2012 News Slides View Dear U S Debt Let s Make a Deal June 11th 2012 News View Closing Bell Buchholz One on One November 11th 2011 News View Embrace the Rat Race June 1st 2011 News Todd s new book RUSH Why You Need and Love the Rat Race February 20th 2011 News Meet Todd Kyle Counts Follow Me On Follow rushbook Breaking News Kyle Counts get it at the App Store Recent Posts Gender Fluidity and Disney s Real Magic Branding Genius Peak Beer Cars and Football Does Homeland Matter for Working Women Fed shouldn t have demonstrated that kind of arrogance Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 February 2011 January 2011 February 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 Pages Biography Consulting Speech Topics Publications Contact About Todd G Buchholz is an international economist keynote speaker TV and radio

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  • Slides | Todd Buchholz | Economist, Author & Keynote Speaker
    February 25th 2016 News Slides U S GDP Slows Down Raising Concerns About Economy April 3rd 2015 News Slides Does the January jobs report live up to the hype February 8th 2015 News Slides Pass the baton Consumers should take advantage of cheap gas February 8th 2015 News Slides Obamacare Premiums Hurting Economy June 6th 2013 News Slides Don t Fight the Fed December 3rd 2012 News Slides Meet Todd Kyle Counts Follow Me On Follow rushbook Breaking News Kyle Counts get it at the App Store Recent Posts Gender Fluidity and Disney s Real Magic Branding Genius Peak Beer Cars and Football Does Homeland Matter for Working Women Fed shouldn t have demonstrated that kind of arrogance Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 February 2011 January 2011 February 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 Pages Biography Consulting Speech Topics Publications Contact About Todd G Buchholz is an international economist keynote speaker TV and radio commentator and author of the best selling books New Ideas from Dead Economists New Ideas from Dead CEOs Bringing the Jobs Home Market Shock Rush and

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  • SU-Pg-15-jungle-disney | Todd Buchholz | Economist, Author & Keynote Speaker
    January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 February 2011 January 2011 February 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 Pages Biography Consulting Speech Topics Publications Contact About Todd G Buchholz is an international economist keynote speaker TV and radio commentator and author of the best selling books New Ideas from Dead Economists New Ideas from Dead CEOs Bringing the Jobs Home Market Shock Rush and From Here to Economy As a former senior economic advisor to the White House a managing director of the 15 billion Tiger hedge fund and an award winning

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