Why Trade Deficits Matter

[JARED BERNSTEIN AND DEAN BAKER| December 8, 2016 |The Atlantic] However one feels about Donald Trump, it’s fair to say he has usefully elevated a long-simmering issue in American political economy: the hardship faced by the families and communities who have lost out as jobs have shifted overseas. For decades, many politicians from both parties ignored the…

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It’s time to stop Chinese theft

[ Claudia Tenney | December 12, 2016 |CNN] (CNN)By selecting Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as US Ambassador to China, President-elect Donald Trump chose a man who Chinese President Xi Jinping considers a “friend.” But as a friend, Branstad will be the messenger to deliver the hard truth that the days of America bowing and scraping at China’s…

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Media Coverage: CEO Of CPA Quoted In Business Insider Regarding Tillerson Pick

Working-class voters made clear that stupid trade policies like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and China’s entry into the World Trade Organization made them poorer, not richer,” Michael Stumo, the CEO of Coalition for a Prosperous America, told Business Insider. “Mr. Tillerson is a bright man with admirable management and deal-making skills which he used to support…

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Trump’s choice for Secretary of State called the trade agreement Trump regularly roasts a ‘promising development’

[ Allan Smith| December 14, 2016 |Business Insider] President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state — Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson — once praised the trade agreement Trump lambasted along the campaign trail as a “promising development” regarding trade relations in the Asia-Pacific region. In a 2013 speech to the Asia Society Global Forum, Tillerson,…

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Trump: Companies That Leave U.S. Will Have a ‘Very, Very Substantial Tariff or Tax to Pay’

[ Pam Key | December 09, 2016 |Breitbart] Friday at a rally for Louisiana Senate candidate Republican John Kennedy in Baton Rouge, President-elect Donald Trump restated his proposal to impose a “substantial tariff or tax,” on the imports of companies that move production out of the United States. Trump said, “We don’t want companies to leave our…

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