CDJP Act: Minimal Impact on Interest Rates

CDJPA Research Note #2 By John Hansen (CPA Advisory Board) and Jeff Ferry (Research Director) The aim of the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act is to make the dollar exchange rate competitive by discouraging foreign investment in dollar-denominated financial assets. The CDJPA does this by establishing a Market Access Charge or MAC, a…

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China Is Winning the Trade War So Far

President Donald Trump famously said, “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” The early results of the last few weeks of negotiations with China suggest that may have been overly optimistic. [John Carney | May 22, 2018 | Breitbart] The early results of the last few weeks of negotiations with China suggest that may have…

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Even $200 Billion Isn’t Enough

Questions remain about just how many more U.S. exports China’s promised to buy to avert a trade war: U.S. officials have floated the figure of $200 billion annually, which would cut the bilateral trade deficit in half. Even if that were true, however — and Chinese officials have denied it — that massive buying spree wouldn’t bring down the overall U.S. trade…

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Trump backers fear he’s deserting them on China

So much for that showdown with China over its trade abuses.  The Trump administration and its counterparts in Beijing continue rapidly deescalating their confrontation, with the U.S. reportedly agreeing to a deal to drop severe penalties on Chinese telecom company ZTE as the Chinese consent to removing billions of dollars in tariffs on American agricultural products.…

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CPA Opposes “Skinny” NAFTA Deal

President should mend or end NAFTA, not tinker at the margins In recent months, trade negotiators for the US, Mexico, and Canada have been considering an overhaul of the 1994 NAFTA trade agreement. Due to opposition from Canada and Mexico, as well as the failed free trade lobby, insufficient progress has been made. The Trump…

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