Trillion-Dollar Capital Flows Into the U.S. Are Driven By Tax Avoidance, Trading, and a Tiny Bit of Real Investment

Global capital flows are the driving force behind the rise of the dollar, which rose 3.9% in 2021. In the last ten years, the dollar is up 25.5%[1]. The US attracts capital for many reasons, including tax avoidance, speculative trading, and a relatively small amount of genuine investment. The deregulation of financial markets in the…

Opinion | Import Shortages Make Case for a ‘Made in USA’ Resurgence

Michael Stumo \ January 3, 2022 \ The Washington Times   In addition to the health crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is now experiencing significant shortages of consumer goods. These troubles extend across a wide range of products, including everything from bicycles and cars to prescription medicines. But the problems run…