The markets keep reacting to the escalations in trade tensions.

People keep reacting to the no-tolerance policies on immigration, separating children from their parents. Though this policy was finally reversed by Trump, there are still many issues…

Our politics are so charged with ideological differences that there’s no focus on the facts. 

That’s where we can shed some light.

The so-called “flood” of illegal (and legal) immigrants is long over. Immigration first peaked in 1991, and again in 2000.

It’s been falling sharply since. 

And the illegal immigrant population peaked in 2007, but has declined 4%… More are leaving than entering.

So, where’s the flood?

Arrests per month at the border were down to 21,000 in 2017 compared to 134,000 in 2000.

Yes, there are unfair tariffs and trade agreements that counter U.S. interests. 

But they are something different, and need to be solved individually based on the facts.

The 10% tariff against autos in Europe also protects American automakers — who have a substantial production there for European markets — from the Japanese. Germans largely export luxury cars where there is little competition from the U.S. automakers, except “style-dated” Cadillacs.

Do you think that will stop the status-conscious rich here? 

China has the worst imbalance of exports to us versus our exports to them. But we should realize that stopping the trend will cause higher prices to everyday Americans at stores like Wal-Mart.

I’d rather hear a lot more facts and realistic policy solutions rather than heated rhetoric and ideology.

And I’ve got more to say in today’s video. Click here, or click the video below to watch. 


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Harry S. Dent Jr. studied economics in college in the ’70s, but found it vague and inconclusive. He became so disillusioned by the state of his chosen profession that he turned his back on it. Instead, he threw himself into the burgeoning new science of finance where identifying and studying demographic, technological, consumer and many, many other trends empowered him to forecast economic changes. Since then, he’s spoken to executives, financial advisors and investors around the world. He’s appeared on “Good Morning America,” PBS, CNBC and CNN/Fox News. He’s been featured in Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Success, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, American Demographics and Omni. He is a regular guest on Fox Business’s “America’s Nightly Scorecard.” In his latest book, Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in Modern History to Your Advantage, Harry Dent reveals why the greatest social, economic, and political upheaval since the American Revolution is on our doorstep. Discover how its combined effects could cause stocks to crash as much as 80% beginning just weeks from now…crippling your wealth now and for the rest of your life. Harry arms you with the tools you need to financially prepare and survive as the world we know is turned upside down! Today, he uses the research he developed from years of hands-on business experience to offer readers a positive, easy-to-understand view of the economic future by heading up Dent Research, in his flagship newsletter, Boom & Bust.