Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Howard Marks Memo: Political Reality Meets Economic Reality

Link to Memo: Political Reality Meets Economic Reality
The purpose of this memo is to describe what happens when political behavior collides with economic reality, as illustrated in one area where the government is taking steps – tariffs – and another in which debate among politicians is heating up – restrictions on the capitalist system.  
Before I move forward, I’d like to state up front, as I did in Economic Reality in 2016, that I’m not writing to make political judgments or to make any politician or party look bad.  But economic pronouncements can’t be separated from the people who make them.  If you read through to the end, you’ll see I find something to complain about in the approach of members of both parties.