Tariffs work well for this steel buyer

Excerpt: The tariffs matter because steel is important. It’s a key measure of a nation’s economic security. Steel is the bedrock commodity needed to build transportation, infrastructure, housing, and power distribution. Our products are used in everything from commercial construction and apartment buildings to energy infrastructure and data centers. [Barry Zekelman | November 22 2019 |…

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Press Release | CPA Urges OECD to Support Sales Factor Apportionment for Global Corporate Tax Reform

Sales-based system could address corporate tax avoidance Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is urging the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to support a move to sales factor apportionment (SFA) as part of its comprehensive review of international corporate tax systems. CPA submitted public comments to the OECD last week. The…

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An Alternate Solution for France’s Digital Services Tax

Editor’s Note: Jeff Ferry is chief economist at the Coalition for a Prosperous America, where Arpan Dahal serves as a research assistant. Bill Parks is a member of the coalition’s board and the founder of NRS Inc. in Moscow, Idaho. In this article, the authors argue that a sales factor apportionment system at France’s statutory rate would likely generate more than double the revenue…

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Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China’s Talent Recruitment Plans

Editor’s note: See this new Senate report on the Chinese government program to transfer or steal knowledge and research from American universities. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY American taxpayers contribute over $150 billion each year to scientific research in the United States. Through entities like the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy’s…

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China’s Industrial Policies Work. So Copy Them

Editor’s note:  More mainstream writing in favor of industrial strategy. While the article wrongly criticizes the tariff intervention against China, it rightly states that the US should have an industrial strategy. Side note: tariffs are part of industrial strategy, and often cheaper because you can protect industries without subsidizing them. Washington’s focus on ending Beijing’s…

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