CPA Conference Day 1: “It’s The Dollar, Stupid.”

We all remember the famous line by Bill Clinton’s campaign advisor James Carville: “It’s the economy, stupid,” he said about what mattered most to voters. The economy still matters, of course, but one of the major fundamentals of the economy is the dollar and it’s non-competitive with the rest of the world. It’s too strong.…

CPA, China Tech Threat Release White Paper on Semiconductors, Countering China’s Threats

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and China Tech Threat today jointly released a white paper titled “Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors and Countering China’s Threats.” The paper examines the decline in U.S. market share in global semiconductor manufacturing, the attendant risks to U.S economic and national security, and why maintaining U.S.…

The Year in Trade 2020

By Steven L. Byers, PhD, and Jeff Ferry Last year the US registered its largest trade deficit in 12 years and its largest-ever deficit in goods trade. In this article, we review the main trends in US international trade in 2020. The US trade deficit continued to deteriorate in 2020 as it rose to a 12-year…