Tariffs and Offsets

There I was … trying to understand the history of Tariffs in the United States. I am starting to accumulate data for my next book on whether offsets policies (counter-trade, international industrial collaboration, localization – pick a name) are any better or worse than other government policies. I have started with tariff laws. Before I …

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Paper Dolls

Ok, so maybe this is not exactly about Offsets. But it is about international business relationships. There I was … getting ready for another party. This time, I was at least in near total control as it was a local party. We were celebrating the launch of the squadron we had just help establish. The …

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Split Pants

There I was … technically a laser safety briefing, but this is all about how to be graceful when your pants … are not. I was a systems safety engineer at the time, and I was given the lead on proving a new laser target designation system was safe for the pilots who operated it …

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