TPP more likely to harm than help American workers

[Dan Lipinski| August 9, 2016 |Chicago Tribune] President Barack Obama has told Americans that the Trans-Pacific Partnership would grow American jobs as trade barriers are removed and exports to foreign countries increase. The same promises were made with past trade deals, but those deals wound up hurting America’s middle class. And unfortunately, a close reading…

Lame-Duck Prospects Fading for Pacific Trade Pact

In an elec­tion defined by Don­ald Trump’s eth­no­cen­trism, there’s at least one thing that both his and Hil­lary Clin­ton’s cam­paigns agree on: They want to un­ravel the Trans-Pa­cific Part­ner­ship, the largest re­gion­al trade pact meant to tie closer to­geth­er the United States, Ja­pan, and 10 oth­er na­tions around the Pa­cific Rim. Over the protests of…

They Still Back TPP as Trade Deficit Jumps

The U.S trade deficit has gone up again and it seems everyone is turning a blind eye toward it — except Republican nominee Donald Trump. [PoliZette Staff| August 5, 2016 |Lifezette] The deficit suffered an 8.7 percent jump in June and has officially reached a 10-month high of $44.5 billion, according to MarketWatch. This jump…

Will Paul Ryan Adapt?

In its nomination of Donald Trump, the electorate has delivered a powerful, historic message for policy change to the Republican Party’s leadership. Out of 17 candidates, Trump emerged with the most votes of any GOP nominee ever – 14 million. His political rise has shattered old party orthodoxies on Free Trade, hawkish foreign policy, open…

Dan Alpert: Towards More Balance Trade

Dan Alpert is founding managing director of Westwood Capital, LLC. He is also the newest member of CPA’s Advisory Board. [Dan Alpert| August 5, 2016] After decades of establishment politicians and mainstream economists extolling the virtues of global trade, free trade policy is taking a wallop. In the U.S., populist candidates of both parties, Bernie…