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06-18-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,609
Posted By Koyote

In case it wasn't clear, I wasn't actually...

In case it wasn't clear, I wasn't actually complimenting you. That was sarcasm.

What are these "intangibles" that economists are ignoring?
06-18-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,609
Posted By Koyote

With your understanding of international trade, I...

With your understanding of international trade, I predict that you have a bright future in politics.
06-18-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,609
Posted By Koyote

You should read up on the concept of comparative...

You should read up on the concept of comparative advantage to learn why the US would, overall, be poorer if we tried to encourage more domestic production of relatively low-skill, low value-added...
06-18-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,609
Posted By Koyote

MEversbergII -- You are incorrect on all points. ...

MEversbergII -- You are incorrect on all points.

Tariffs raise prices. The fact that Giant is moving some production out of China and into Taiwan does not change that; it only means that now,...
06-18-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,609
Posted By Koyote

So, in other words, the tariffs only succeeded in...

So, in other words, the tariffs only succeeded in raising prices for US consumers -- and failed in the goal of bringing production back to the US.

If only we could have seen this coming...Oh,...
06-14-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Koyote

I did not wade through the earlier responses, so...

I did not wade through the earlier responses, so forgive me if someone else has already pointed this out: you should see a dermatologist. Not a general practitioner.
06-13-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Koyote

Your LBS can probably get wheels from the QBP...

Your LBS can probably get wheels from the QBP Wheelhouse at reasonable prices. As long as the shop double-checks the spoke tension, they should be okay.

These would be decent wheels - say, Shimano...
06-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,610
Posted By Koyote

Except that tariffs are usually met with...

Except that tariffs are usually met with retaliatory tariffs, which then reduce exports (and hence output) from the domestic industries. (To put it bluntly, any reasonably intelligent person would...
06-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Koyote

Yep, have a bike shop assess the bike. Their...

Yep, have a bike shop assess the bike. Their likely response is that they cannot vouch for the bike's safety and hence it should be replaced. If the frame is metal (steel or aluminum), they may sign...
06-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,610
Posted By Koyote

So far in 2019...

So far in 2019 (https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html), both exports to China and imports from China are lower than they were at this point in 2018. While such values tend to...
06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,301
Posted By Koyote

My new bike keeps telling me "You're old, and...

My new bike keeps telling me "You're old, and slow, and you smell bad."

Now that's an overly harsh bike.
06-01-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,065
Posted By Koyote

Which would you rather live without: cycling, or...

Which would you rather live without: cycling, or your wife?
Answer that question honestly, and you’ll be moving in the right direction. Life is full of tradeoffs.

At one point in my life, I cut...
05-29-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By Koyote

I would put on a reliably good chain, such as...

I would put on a reliably good chain, such as anything by Shimano or SRAM. Then see if you still have a problem.
05-20-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,194
Posted By Koyote

I知 a carbon-based life form, and I知 still going...

I知 a carbon-based life form, and I知 still going strong after 56+ years. I知 pretty sure my carbon-based bike frame is strong enough.
05-20-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,194
Posted By Koyote

I've got steel-framed bikes, and I've got a...

I've got steel-framed bikes, and I've got a cf-framed bike. They all ride nicely - smooth, stiff enough, etc. The steel frames are slightly heavier, but not enough to make much difference.

As a...
05-17-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,610
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure how it matters whether I'm on summer...

I'm not sure how it matters whether I'm on summer vacation. But when I am teaching economics, you are free to pay tuition and take a class. Until then, I don't owe you anything -- especially if...
05-17-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,610
Posted By Koyote

There are plenty of other less-painful options to...

There are plenty of other less-painful options to resolve trade (and other international) disputes...Try using google, since I'm on summer vacation. None of them will be "pain-free," though...And I...
05-16-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,610
Posted By Koyote

Economists generally don't regard trade deficits...

Economists generally don't regard trade deficits (or trade surpluses, for that matter) as either good or bad. Each results from a set of circumstances which benefit some players and harm others, but...
05-16-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,237
Posted By Koyote

Paradox: it's kind of hard to become enthused...

Paradox: it's kind of hard to become enthused about cycling if you're riding a piece of junk.
05-16-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,610
Posted By Koyote

I have a PhD in Economics, and am a semi-retired...

I have a PhD in Economics, and am a semi-retired professor. I taught international trade theory for many years. It doesn't mean I'm always right, even on economic matters, but there it is.

The...
05-15-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure that the OP ever said (wrote) that...

I'm not sure that the OP ever said (wrote) that he was considering that switch. It might just be curiosity. And I'm curious, too.
05-09-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,137
Posted By Koyote

Good grief. At this point, cf is hardly "new...

Good grief. At this point, cf is hardly "new tech."

A cf fork is an upgrade.

But if you're a nervous nellie, by all means, buy an inferior bike.
05-02-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Koyote

I would be a little worried about a tarp (and...

I would be a little worried about a tarp (and even the bungee cords themselves) flapping around at highway speeds. If it flaps against the bike or car, it'll damage the finish pretty quickly.

...
04-28-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,521
Posted By Koyote

On this topic, google works just fine. My...

On this topic, google works just fine.

My point is that many questions have already been asked and answered about a thousand times. And I wouldn't go with this response if the OP didn't already...
04-25-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,155
Posted By Koyote

I知 not sure that it is an either/or proposition....

I知 not sure that it is an either/or proposition. For some parts and tasks, a bike shop is fine, and even preferable. For other items I do go online and place an order.
04-14-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,460
Posted By Koyote

You can spray WD-40 all over your bike, if you...

You can spray WD-40 all over your bike, if you want to. But it's not a lubricant.
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