CPA Conference Day 1: “It’s The Dollar, Stupid.”

We all remember the famous line by Bill Clinton’s campaign advisor James Carville: “It’s the economy, stupid,” he said about what mattered most to voters. The economy still matters, of course, but one of the major fundamentals of the economy is the dollar and it’s non-competitive with the rest of the world. It’s too strong.…

Foreign Direct Investors will Love the Market Access Charge (MAC)

By John R. Hansen, CPA Advisory Board Would the MAC discourage foreign direct investment in the United States?  Some readers have suggested that capital being brought into the United States to finance greenfield foreign direct investment should be exempted from the MAC. We should not, they argue, do anything to discourage productivity enhancing investment in America’s manufacturing…