The Coming Chinese Storm

Editor’s note: Pay special attention to DNI Director Dan Coats’ statement and consider whether our issues with China are confined to trade. [Mark Kelton | February 5, 2019 | The Cipher Brief ] Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats briefed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week about the comprehensive threat that China poses…

Why China is Losing the Trade War

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist Three things happened last week that made me feel more confident than ever that US tariffs are working and China is losing the so-called “trade war,” which is not a war at all but simply a battle to enable the US economy to stand once again on its own…

Updated Employment Multipliers for the U.S. Economy

Editor’s note: This Economic Policy Institute’s study quantifies the extent to which creating or destroying jobs in manufacturing has large indirect jobs ripple effects as compared to the service sector. Anyone involved in economic policy planning should understand these effects.    [Josh Bivens | January 23, 2019 | Economic Policy Institute] When it comes to…

Press Release: CPA Supports Executive Order to Expand Buy America Preferences

Focus on state-level infrastructure projects will close potential gaps in coverage Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today praised President Trump’s executive order to strengthen Buy America preferences for infrastructure projects. While Buy America typically covers federal projects, the executive order will now extend such requirements to state-level projects that receive federal funding. “President Trump and…