How The Dollar Exchange Rate Can Help US Agriculture

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director Some agricultural commodities have seen price declines in recent weeks due to uncertainty over international trade relationships. There is a worrying drop in spot corn[1]and soybean[2]prices now as the commodity markets react to the trade conflict between the US and China. In the long term, agricultural prices are determined…

Job Posting: Economic Research Assistant

THE OPPORTUNITY – ECONOMIC RESEARCH ASSISTANT You are invited to explore the position of Economic Research Assistant with the Coalition for a Prosperous America Education Fund. Our organization is dedicated to educational activities that will result in new and positive U.S. trade and economic policies to help America win the international competition for good jobs,…

Harley Davidson Loves Tariffs

by Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA Contrary to what you may have heard, Harley Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle company loves high tariff countries. Company management loves tariffs so much, it moves production to countries with the highest motorcycle tariffs in the world. Harley Davidson was founded in Wisconsin in 1903. America now has among…

Machinists Statement on Harley-Davidson’s Planned Further Offshoring of U.S. Production

Editor’s note: Harley Davidson’s union workers reveal that the company’s decision to offshore predated the EU tariff announcement and is part of a long pattern and practice. Most of the news media is getting this story wrong. WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2018 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,…

China Confirms It Transferred Ownership of Anbang Insurance to Government

Editor’s note: This article shows that even if a private Chinese company buys a US company, the enterprise is subject to being bought by or influenced by the government in Beijing.  BEIJING—Chinese authorities confirmed the transfer of nearly full ownership of troubled Anbang Insurance Group Co. to a government-controlled fund, effectively transforming a once boldly entrepreneurial firm…

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

Editors note: China’s MO is to deny it is trying to acquire power until the power is required. HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes. [ Maria Abi-Habib | June 25, 2018 | NY Times]…