Protectionism for Liberals

Editor’s note: This piece by a British economics professor and House of Lords member is encapsulated by this excerpt: “Liberals should certainly exercise their right to attack Trumpian politics. But they should refrain from criticizing Trumpian protectionism until they have something better to offer.” [ROBERT SKIDELSKY | Aug 14, 2018 | Project Syndicate] The ability of companies to…

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What the U.S.-Mexico Trade Pact Says

Editor’s note:  Here is a good run down of what is in the proposed US Mexico trade agreement. The U.S. and Mexico announced an agreement Monday on the key sticking points between the two countries that had held up renegotiating of the North American Free Trade Agreement for over a year. The deal still needs approval by the…

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Trump’s preliminary deal with Mexico is better for workers on both sides of the border than prior trade deals

Editor’s note: This opinion article by the former chief of staff of Vice President Joe Biden shows how the battle lines on the US-Mexico agreement, like much of the president’s trade agenda, are atypical. Reading some of the reporting on the preliminary NAFTA renegotiation deal announced Monday between the United States and Mexico, there’s a partially unwarranted theme emerging:…

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CPA Statement on US-Mexico Trade Agreement

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) expressed support for President Trump and his trade team taking aggressive and unconventional steps to craft a new trade arrangement with Mexico.  We continue to study the newly announced agreement.  “This is another example of President Trump living up to his campaign promises by renegotiating or terminating the…

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Trump: We are going to put a 25% tariff on every car from the European Union

Editor’s note. The latest on potential auto tariffs.  President Donald Trump said Tuesday night that the U.S. would slap a 25 percent tariff on cars coming from the European Union [Mike Calia | August 21, 2018 | MSN] The president’s statement came hours after The Wall Street Journal reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he had postponed an August timeline to publish…

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Senator Wants to Give Customers a $3,500 Discount for Buying American-Made Vehicles

Editor’s note. This is an interesting idea. Probably WTO illegal but worth it.  Sen. Sherrod Brown’s legislation also seeks to remove a tax incentive for offshoring auto jobs. [ ELIZABETH BROTHERTON-BUNCH |, AUGUST 21, 2018 | Alliance for American Manufacturing ] Earlier this summer, General Motors announced it is cutting a shift at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio,…

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CPA Op-ed: How a ‘strong dollar’ causes low ag prices and how to fix it

In recent months, President Donald Trump has imposed much-needed tariffs to address China’s 24-year trade war and commercial espionage campaign targeting America. Instead of changing course, China has imposed tariffs on fairly traded goods from the United States. While President Trump’s moves are aimed at helping U.S. manufacturers, we need additional strategies to help farmers…

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