Press Release | Manufacturers’ Petition Shows Support for December 15 Tariff Increase

Over 260 Industrial Companies Thank Trump for China Tariffs Washington. Hundreds of US manufacturers have jointly signed a petition to President Trump reiterating their support for Section 301 tariffs on subsidized imports from China. In a letter to the president, sent ahead of a planned December 15 tariff increase, more than 260 domestic manufacturers expressed their “sincerest appreciation”…

Why Is Trump a Tariff Man?

Editor’s Note: Really bad piece by Krugman defending the good old days of globalist free trade and offshoring. “This system worked well for many years.” No remorse for loss of important industries that we invented. Or job quality erosion. It’s all about the power — and the cronyism. [Paul Krugman | December 5, 2019 | NY…

Understanding The U.S. Economy: Lots Of Rotten Jobs

Editor’s Note: In our view, the decades long situation of the excessively strong dollar is a major culprit, degrading our trade performance which disproportionately degrades the goods producing sector… which then dumps formerly full time employees onto the service economy.  Realigning the dollar, like Reagan did in the 1985 Plaza Accord, would reverse the trade imbalance…

Are Cheap Imports Making Cheap Americans?

Editor’s note: Curtis Ellis makes a fundamental point. Trade policy should be about building investment in production as well as employment. The cheap consumer goods pursuit is the wrong path to national greatness, as the Asian economies have shown us. It’s well past time to ask whether procuring cheap imported consumer goods should be the…