How Team Trump is keeping promises on trade

Editor’s note: Peter Navarro has driven a large part of the administration’s aggressive trade strategy.  Last Friday, President Trump unveiled his grand strategy for American prosperity: the 2019 Trade Policy Agenda. This forward-looking report from the US Trade Representative maps out America’s deliverance from the bad deals, weak guardrails and sluggish growth that have handicapped…

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When will ‘Buy American’ really mean buy American?

Editor’s note: CPA supports strong Buy America rules in government procurement.  Our government’s procurement policy falls far short of its potential to encourage and support good jobs in domestic manufacturing. We need to strengthen domestic sourcing requirements for publicly funded programs, including those intended to repair our failing infrastructure…. [Owen E. Herrnstadt | March 4, 2019…

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Do you care where your burger came from? American cattle farmers do — Washington does not

Excerpt: “The corrupt policy that prevents consumers from knowing from which country the beef they purchase for themselves and their families originated is the best policy the old-guard politicians and their multinational corporations can buy.” For decades old-guard politicians and multinational corporations worked together to satisfy their mutual self-interests – more wealth. They did so with little…

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Trump Says Dollar Too Strong in Renewed Criticism of Powell

Editors note: Dear Mr. President, we have a paper on that.  https://www.prosperousamerica.org/quantifying_economic_growth_job_creation_competitive_dollar  President Donald Trump said Saturday that the U.S. dollar is too strong and took a swipe at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as someone who “likes raising interest rates.” [Alyza Sebenius | March 2, 2019 | Bloomberg] The dollar was quoted lower against the…

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More Americans Are Back at Work Making Stuff

Editor’s note: Tariff-armageddon is still not happening. China know that its tariffs were pro-growth for its economy. We are just re-discovering that fact. But we also need to fix the overvalued dollar.  Manufacturing employment has risen for 18 straight months, the longest stretch of gains among nonsupervisory roles since the mid-1990s [Chip Cutter | March…

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