Did Tariffs Make America Great?

Make America Great Again!” will, given the astonishing victory it produced for Donald Trump, be recorded among the most successful slogans in political history. [ Patrick J. Buchanan | July 27, 2018 | Buchanan Blog] Yet it raises a question: How did America first become the world’s greatest economic power? In 1998, in “The Great…

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Overexposed

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director Summary: This article looks at China’s heavy dependence on – or overexposure to – the US for their trade surplus and their exports. It examines different ways of counting the China trade surplus, finding that on one alternative measure it could be as much as twice as large as…

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Text of joint U.S.-E.U. statement on trade

The following is the text of the joint statement after President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s meeting: [July 25, 2018 | MarketWatch] “We met today in Washington, D.C. to launch a new phase in the relationship between the United States and the European Union – a phase of close friendship, of strong…

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Trump Administration to Support Farmers Hurt by Trade Wars

Without prompt action, we could lose farmers and the rural businesses they support and depend on at a rapid rate” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin farmers are struggling and the Trump administration’s trade wars aren’t helping, in fact they are hurting the state’s agriculture economy. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is today calling on the Trump Administration…

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