Op-ed | America should stop relying on China for rare earths needed for renewable energy infrastructure

Excerpt: The good news is that the United States doesn’t need to depend on China for its renewable energy supply chains. Instead, America should start matching China’s industrial strategy. And that means tapping our domestic mineral resources. It’s time to mine rare earth metals at home [Michael Stumo | March 8, 2020 | Dallas Morning News]…

Commentary: May’s Brexit deal ignores Leavers’ real grievance

Editor’s note: This article is posted because the UK’s trade deficit in goods was one reason voters approved Brexit last year. It parallels the trade deficit harm caused in the US. Excerpt: “One priority is a sustained effort to promote manufacturing, which provides well-paid jobs and is especially important in the Midlands, the north of England and Northern Ireland.…

CPA Op-ed: USDA program a helpful start for U.S. farmers

In response to years of China’s predatory economic behavior, President Donald Trump’s administration recently imposed tariffs on $50 billion worth of high-tech Chinese goods. Beijing has now retaliated against America’s agricultural sector, prompting a $12 billion program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for affected farmers and ranchers. Some in Washington are criticizing the USDA…

CPA Commentary: How to Think About the New Peterson Institute Report on the TPP

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145, [email protected] by Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) released a report today that trumpets embarrassingly small gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The PIIE and media headline writers wrongly focus upon one number – $141B…

American Antitrust Institute: Commentary: Could the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Chapters in the Two Pending U.S. Trade Pacts Undermine Competition Policy?

The Obama administration is pursuing two major trade agreements—the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with eleven countries in the Pacific Rim. Provisions in these agreements could undermine national sovereignty and a slew of regulations, including laws protecting competitive markets. These threats stem in large part…