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    Certainly there is no recession now - Lowest Unemployment in 48 years ! - jobs for everyone who is looking for one.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wh...969-2018-04-26

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    Quote Originally Posted by playacaribe2 View Post
    You. Are correct.....and you should have stopped after your first sentence

    But, the DR cannot have it both ways.

    I pointed out the fallacy of the statement “good for the environment” by suggesting the sources of where that power will/may be derived from.....coal.

    Nothing more/nothing less.

    Anything after your first sentence is irrelevant to the matter at hand, has no DR content.....and merely highlights your real agenda.

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    Those that keep pushing Global Warming will be embarrassed in 10 years when cooling actually hits full force

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    you need to stay with us awhile sometimes...we could all use your very sobering and erudite analysis on a continuing basis.
    Thanks, buddy. I'm answering a year late but better late than never. Pichardo can point to the product of massive global central bank intervention and claim victory. In his book, the ends will always justify the means. So, if adversely tinkering the global economy via interest rate manipulation gets the job done, then so be it. If you get brand new buildings, Porsche dealerships, a Marriott here and there, then the job has been done correctly.

    His analysis is only skin deep barely looking beyond. There's no depth there. Like minded folks will love his dog and pony show. They see the surface and are satisfied. Substance is not their plate. Those of us who seek depth look beyond the surface and see if the foundation is solid. If it is not, we question the stability of what appears to be solid. We ask question like: Can it last? What is holding this up? Are there social, economical, historical precedents which have shown similar surface structures yet the underlying foundation is rotted?

    We ask sustainability questions. We ask consequential questions? "If this, then what if that" lines of reasoning pervade our thoughts. It stems from a desire to get to the bottom of things. It also shows up in our frustration with Pichardo groupthink tactics. These suppress critical thought by appealing to the masses via circus displays of progress.We try to get the message out but when we go up against pretty pictures of shiny new buildings, our contrarian viewpoint usually falls on deaf ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    What a foolish statement. Most visas issued come due to relatives and family relations not because of such good economy standing as you blindness pretends to zero-in.
    Actually, the number of tourist visas has increased dramatically compared to five or 10 years ago. Also, the profile for certain professions, for example, teachers ,nurses, has improved since they are paid better now and have more benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaita29 View Post
    Actually, the number of tourist visas has increased dramatically compared to five or 10 years ago. Also, the profile for certain professions, for example, teachers ,nurses, has improved since they are paid better now and have more benefits.
    True. The number of non-immigrant visas (tourist/business) had been steadily increasing and peaked in 2017.

    However, the number of non-immigrant visas issued has declined by approximately 25% since that time.

    https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...fice-2018.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by playacaribe2 View Post
    True. The number of non-immigrant visas (tourist/business) had been steadily increasing and peaked in 2017.

    However, the number of non-immigrant visas issued has declined by approximately 25% since that time.

    https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...fice-2018.html


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    That's true, but still considerable compared to 10 or even 5 years ago.

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    Those that said the DR peso would never reach 50 but insisted that it would return to PLD levels of sustainability . We were right and you we were wrong. Next stop 75 to 1.

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    The recession of 2008 had an impact on the world economy for about seven years. It is now 2019. If economists are trying to figure out why the Domincan economy is still hurting they need to look elsewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onions/Carrots View Post
    Those that said the DR peso would never reach 50 but insisted that it would return to PLD levels of sustainability . We were right and you we were wrong. Next stop 75 to 1.
    Misleading as always!

    It was stated that the DR gov undervalues the DR peso in order to have a competitive edge in the exports market, nothing more, nothing less. The actual index for the DR pesos VS the US dollar can be easily obtained by forex values in the last 10 years with 10 other US dollar to FOREX countries values.

    The US has been pushing the DR (via the IMF which is why the DR halted the loans and offers from the IMF for several years now) to adopt a more liberal (read REAL) exchange format.

    The DR is NOT competitive when compared to other equal or lesser export markets in the region. In fact, it's because of the undervalued pesos that the export sector is still holding on.

    I have posted here plenty a times about clear indications to this, based solely on a YEN to USD to DOMP comparisons at the FOREX with high aberrations.

    If the DR allowed for a true FOREX based on a real floating value, the exports would drop by half within a year. Not to mention the hit to the flourishing tourism industry.

    It's that simple, yet so hard for nay-sayers to grasp!
    One Dominican at a time please!


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    Use the mac index to see how much the DR undervalues the DR pesos...
    It will open your eyes.
    One Dominican at a time please!


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