Who is Joe Hockey?
Well, obviously some Canadian schmuck who eats, lives, and breathes hockey...
Or not! Turns out Joe Hockey is the Australian Minister of Finance who hosted the latest G20 confab in the land down under.
And wouldn't you know it, those first world wizards of progress and freedom are going to add $2,000,000,000,000.00 to the global GDP just like that, by doing nothing other than having a couple more meetings and signing off on some more agreements!
Wow, that's progress for you!
Back in the day when that pioneer of globalism, Marco Polo, was ferrying goods back and forth between Europe and the Orient, he actually had to have real goods to trade with real people in order to bump up trade...
The new age magicians of international trade don't have to do a damn thing; just have some talks and sign some agreements, and whoopee, global GDP jumps by two trillions!
Anybody who gives that at least 20 seconds of sober thought will realize what a fraud the international trade matrix has become.
Trade doesn't create wealth; but trade agreements do!
No one, but no one, should be surprised when that fiction comes crashing down on our heads.