Are Cheap Imports Making Cheap Americans?

Editor’s note: Curtis Ellis makes a fundamental point. Trade policy should be about building investment in production as well as employment. The cheap consumer goods pursuit is the wrong path to national greatness, as the Asian economies have shown us. It’s well past time to ask whether procuring cheap imported consumer goods should be the…

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Why Americans are not paying for tariffs

Editor’s note: Curtis Ellis lays out the mechanics of why the tariffs are not raising prices.  Exclusive: Curtis Ellis explains ‘myriad (illegal) subsidies’ China continues to use [Curtis Ellis | November 29, 2019 | WND] Today we witnessed a central rite of one of the world’s great and growing state-sponsored religions. We saw frenzied acolytes…

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Who Pays the Tax on Imports from China?

Editor’s note: The Fed quietly admits, in this recent blog post, that tariffs are not increasing import prices. This is a big admission, which counters the assertions of Princeton economists who released a study claiming the opposite.   [Matthew Higgins, Thomas Klitgaard, and Michael Nattinger | November 28, 2019 | Liberty Street Economics] Tariffs are a…

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‘America First’ Trade Agenda Is Under Threat from Unelected Bureaucrats

Editor’s Note: Roger Simmermaker is a CPA member and author of “How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer Patriotism.” Costly new regulations could erase some of the competitive advantages U.S. producers have gained [Roger Simmermaker | November 21, 2019 | Lifezette] U.S. consumers who haven’t been buying American products and have been getting their…

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