In 1848 JS Mill demolished the policy that Trump is now following – and this had long previously also been demolished.

From JS Mill’s Principles of Political Economy. Of these false theories, the most notable is the doctrine of Protection to Native Industry—a phrase meaning the prohibition, or the discouragement by heavy duties, of such foreign commodities as are capable of being produced at home. If the theory involved in this system had been correct, the […]
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Family Visit in West Virginia

We spent the day after Thanksgiving in Morgantown with Aunt Ruthie and helped her finish off leftover turkey and desserts. We moved the RV from the campground to Aunt Ruthie's driveway for the day. We visited and shared some family pictures and recipies
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week two of training and counting days to go home

It was wonderful to have Allan and Diego with me this weekend. The weather was "cold" -- cold for the island, between -2 and +3 C -- and wet, and I wasn't prepared for that, so we didn't do a lot. We went to Ideal Cafe twice, a famous local haunt with amazing breakfasts, now a must for all Campbell River outings. (I can also recommend SoCal Restaurant, in Willow Point.)We drove down the coast, which was wild and windswept, and very beautiful. And we read, and watched a few episodes of a new seri...
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Travel News: December 11, 2018

From shopping to tourism, French protests hit economy Yahoo News Shops shuttered in the run-up to Christmas, chaos on the roads: France’s “yellow vest” protests are dealing a blow to the economy which the finance minister says is no less than a “catastrophe”. As riots flared in Paris on Saturday, Livio Forte, a tourist from New York, could only watch on as police trucks lined up on the Place Vendome. The chic square’s luxury jewellery shops were boarded up, the diamonds and watches gone from th...
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The Incomparable Taj Mahal

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Top reasons to visit Sri Lanka

With a landmass only a little bigger than the state of West Virginia, Sri Lanka is a tiny island with a big reputation. The allure of Sri Lanka’s ambrosial spices and dazzling natural beauty has captivated an international melange of visitors for over two thousand years. Its otherworldly landscape has been globally popularized and subsequently eulogized in both ancient and modern literature by Indian settlers, Arab traders, European Imperialists, and intrepid explorers such as Marco Polo. Sr...
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Stupid Tip of the Day: How To Get More Stays to Qualify For Elite Status

This is the time of the year when everyone is focused on the holiday season, which generally begins around Thanksgiving and ends after New Year’s Day — food, fun, festivities and frozen weather... ...but this is also the time of year when... The post Stupid Tip of the Day: How To Get More Stays to Qualify For Elite Status appeared first on The Gate.
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Jet Skiing Pirates

Today we have planned to spend the day with our very good friend Yvonne and her daughter Brigitte who are coincidentally here in Bali at the same time as us and are staying over in Seminyak.We spend the morning lazing by the Sofitel pool before headin
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Last bus to Cancun

Today we are leaving Playa and taking our last Mexican bus journey. I cant say I am not glad to be leaving although the restaurant here was the best yet Playa is just not our cup of tea.We go for breakfast over at La Junga. We dont need a
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Passports are a Very Old Idea, But Did You Know That Needing Them to Travel Abroad is New?

I had no idea just how recent the requirement of a passport for international travel really is, even though the concept of a passport is a very old one. Did you know that passports weren't commonly required for travel across Europe in the years leading up to World War I? Continue reading Passports are a Very Old Idea, But Did You Know That Needing Them to Travel Abroad is New?...
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Cities with the most Michelin dining

For true foodies , vacation destinations aren’t chosen based on beaches, nightlife, or museums but by the variety of high-quality food options. There’s nothing worse than showing up to a new city, craving a helping of delicious local cuisine, and then realizing that city’s culinary scene is actually kind of a letdown. This study, conducted by Alpha Travel Insurance, makes sure you always know which cities to add to your food bucket list. It uses the Michelin guide as its criteria and ranks the...
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Search Experience Optimization enable Hotels to Scale Social Campaigns with New Effective Frameworks

What if you got a VIP pass through Search Experience Optimization so that your Hotel always be the first customers would check out when planning a visit to your city? Learn new insight with Search Experience Optimization that enables Hotels to scale Social campaigns with new effective Frameworks. A journey from Search Engine Optimization to Search Experience Optimization Whenever a person tries to find information using a search box on a Hotels web page, the end user has a search experience. ...
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Thurs 6Fri 7 December Day 41 to 42 La Fortuna Costa Rica

Thurs 6Fri 7 December Day 41 to 42 La Fortuna and return to San Jose for 1 night Our next journey took us through the mountains of the cloud forest using a combination of minivans and boats. The first leg to Lake Arenal took about one h
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Sea Days and Cabo San Lucas

After we left the shores of Guatemala we voyaged for 3 days before docking again. Life on board during days at sea is relaxing and unhurried with our focus more on ourselves rather than where we are. Each day at 12 noon we attended the daily trivia quiz
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Stunning photographs of Iran

Based on what you hear on the news and read on your government’s travel advisory, you might not be too inclined to put Iran on the top of your “future holiday destinations” list. But we urge you to think twice about passing the nation over. With a rich cultural heritage dating back thousands of years, a striking geography varying from the snow-capped peaks in the northern provinces to the lush desert oases of the south, and a population eager to change your preconceptions with its disarming...
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China flags up UAE as Silk Road mega-hub with $300m port deal

China flags up UAE as Silk Road mega-hub with $300m port deal:China, the world largest trading nation, has thrown its weight behind Abu Dhabi as the Middle East hub for its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in an alliance with the UAE capital’s Khalifa Port.Cosco, the Shanghai-based, state-owned group that ranks among the biggest shipping companies in the world, has invested an initial $300 million in the CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, the first step in an investment program that could help make it one of...
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Food and drinks made in monasteries

In the world of cloistered living, not all situations are created equal. Devout individuals have filled monasteries and convents for thousands of years, choosing to dedicate their entire lives to worship. However, certain monasteries and convents add another side to the religious life: food and drink. For these lucky few, the daily prayer and scripture are broken up by the occasional culinary — or even better, booze-filled — break. Although said devotees may not necessarily be imbibing themse...
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At United it Takes Working Wifi to Provide Compensation for Non-Working Wifi and More

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading At United it Takes Working Wifi to Provide Compensation for Non-Working Wifi and More...
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Fiscal consolidation to slow down across GCC: Fitch Solutions

Fiscal consolidation to slow down across GCC: Fitch Solutions:Fiscal consolidation looks set to slow across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2019 as governments focus increasingly on growth-supportive policies, despite oil prices levelling off, Fitch Solutions has said in a report.In particular, the report noted "there appears to be a g rowing emphasis on the use of fiscal stimulus to encourage non-hydrocarbon private investment and business activity — an integral part of the various member...
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One Bus, Six Hours, and Eight New Passport Stamps

Overland border crossings suck. They’re one of my least favourite parts of travel. Not only do they usually mean dealing with hours of queueing beneath a scorching hot sun, but scams are rife, directions are non-existent, and nobody ever really seems to know what’s happening. And yes, I’m mostly referring to Southeast Asia as I write this. In the early days of my travels, I used to do everything I could to avoid overland border crossings. I flew from Budapest to Kiev to avoid crossing the border...
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The best ice fishing destinations

Just because summer’s over, it doesn’t mean you can’t still go on an epic fishing trip. Fishing isn’t just about blue lakes, clear skies, and soaking up the sun in your boat. For many, winter is the real fishing season, and it’s easy to see why. Venturing out to a frozen lake, bundled in your warmest gear, and dangling a line through several inches of ice can be pretty thrilling. Since a snowy backdrop and thick boots might not feature in your typical fishing fantasies, however, it’s easy to ...
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Oil Slides Most in Two Weeks as Traders Doubt OPEC+ Supply Cuts - Bloomberg

Oil Slides Most in Two Weeks as Traders Doubt OPEC+ Supply Cuts - Bloomberg:Oil slid to its worst loss in two weeks as doubts grew about whether OPEC and its allies can deliver enough output cuts to head off a glut.Futures fell 3.1 percent in New York, evaporating all the gains from last week’s pact between Russia, Saudi Arabia and other top producers to crimp supplies. Worries about demand also took a toll as data showed Chinese imports rising less than expected and Beijing summoned the U.S. am...
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`This Too Shall End': Loews CEO Tisch Eyes $75 Oil in Two Years - Bloomberg

`This Too Shall End': Loews CEO Tisch Eyes $75 Oil in Two Years - Bloomberg:While oil prices remain stubbornly low despite a pledge by OPEC to curb global output, the head of one U.S. conglomerate is eyeing a rebound that’ll bring crude back to $75 a barrel.“What we’ve seen this year is a dramatic increase in production,” Jim Tisch, chief executive officer of Loews Corp., which bought the rest of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP it didn’t already own earlier this year, said on Bloomberg TV Monday....
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#Dubai's ENOC Group plans 45 new service stations in Saudi Arabia | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai's ENOC Group plans 45 new service stations in Saudi Arabia | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Dubai's Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) said on Monday it plans to open 45 new service stations in Saudi Arabia over the next five years. Over the next two years, it will open stations in the Central Region, mainly Riyadh and the Eastern province, it said.ENOC said the plan would support the kingdom's aim to open 1,200 more petrol stations. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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EU's top diplomat: EU-Iran trade vehicle could be ready by year-end | Reuters

EU's top diplomat: EU-Iran trade vehicle could be ready by year-end | Reuters:The European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Monday a system to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions could be in place by year’s end.The European Union wants the so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to help preserve the economic benefits for Iran deriving from the curbs it placed on its nuclear program under a 2015 deal with world powers, from which President Donald Trump withdrew...
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RPT-COLUMN-OPEC and its allies seek the nirvana of crude oil balance: Russell | Reuters

RPT-COLUMN-OPEC and its allies seek the nirvana of crude oil balance: Russell | Reuters:The key concept in the wake of the decision to reduce crude oil output by OPEC and its allies is “balance”. It’s something everybody in the market says they want, but they all have different ideas of what it means and how to get there.Boiled down to the basics, both the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and the other producers, most notably Russia, are trying to do with the move to cut output ...
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#Qatar considers selling dollar bonds for benchmark purposes only | Reuters

Qatar considers selling dollar bonds for benchmark purposes only | Reuters:Qatar does not need to raise debt through international bonds next year because its budget forecasts an economic surplus, but it might issue dollar debt to provide a pricing benchmark to government-related entities that plan to sell bonds, a finance ministry official said.Qatar raised $12 billion in a jumbo bond issue in April, one of the largest debt placements by an emerging-market sovereign this year, marking a success...
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OPEC and non-OPEC cooperation deal to be signed in three months: UAE | Reuters

OPEC and non-OPEC cooperation deal to be signed in three months: UAE | Reuters:A general cooperation agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC countries will be signed in three months’ time in Saudi Arabia, the UAE’s energy minister said on Monday.“By (the) end of March the document will be ready for signature,” Suhail al-Mazrouei said at an event in Abu Dhabi of the cooperation agreement, which will be a forum with frequent meetings to work together to achieve market balance.In a separate deal on Fri...
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Oil falls nearly 2 percent on stocks sell-off, pares OPEC deal gains | Reuters

Oil falls nearly 2 percent on stocks sell-off, pares OPEC deal gains | Reuters:Oil fell nearly 2 percent on Monday, echoing the weakness in global stock markets as the focus returned to demand growth concerns and crude prices erased some of the gains made last week on an OPEC-led decision to cut output.A gauge of global equities stumbled, putting it on track for its fifth straight daily decline, as losses in Europe and Asia extended to Wall Street on new signs the U.S.-China trade spat was impac...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt enjoys best day in two years, oil pressures Gulf | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt enjoys best day in two years, oil pressures Gulf | Reuters:Egypt’s blue-chip index rose on Monday for its biggest one-day gain in two years, after the country’s annual inflation dipped. Real estate continued to weigh on Dubai.Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation dipped to 15.7 percent in November from 17.7 percent in October, the official statistics agency CAPMAS said on Monday, exceeding analysts’ expectations.Inflation had spiked in October because of supply probl...
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