by | Aug 15, 2019

When it comes to trade policy, President Donald Trump and his adviser Peter Navarro provide endless examples of incoherent economic thinking. They regularly claim that X is true, and then in the next breath, they assert that not-X is also…

by | Jul 5, 2019

President Donald Trump likes to keep score. Well, here’s a score for him: America, zero, while the rest of the world keeps tallying up free trade points. That’s right: while American consumers have been waiting for well over a year…

by | May 16, 2019

President Donald Trump and his supporters often tell us that he is fundamentally a free trader. The current trade war with China, they say, is simply the small price we must pay now for a world of much freer trade…

by | Oct 2, 2018

Say goodbye to NAFTA and hello to USCMA. The U.S. and Canada announced on Sunday night, hours before a Sept. 30 deadline to notify Congress, that they had reached a trade agreement. This comes weeks after the U.S. and Mexico…

by | Sep 19, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday that China is “out of bullets” in the trade war with the United States, but others note there are other ways the country can combat President Trump’s tariffs. The Trump administration announced 10-percent…

by | Sep 18, 2018

This morning, President Trump tweeted “Our Steel Industry is the talk of the World. It has been given new life, and is thriving. Billions of Dollars is being spent on new plants all around the country!” As of June 1st,…

by | Aug 16, 2018

A pro free-market group released a study Wednesday that argues the trade wars originating from President Trump’s tariffs will depress, not encourage, financial growth. Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) “Traders of the Lost Ark: Rediscovering a Moral and Economic Case for…

by | Aug 14, 2018

President Trump had the gall to call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson over the weekend for its discussions of shifting some manufacturing overseas, as it tries to deal with the trade wars No. 45 has created. Following the event “Bikers…

by | Aug 8, 2018

It seems Canada and Mexico are playing off each other in negotiations with the United States for a new North America Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA), each fearing looking weak but both ultimately needing to cooperate to get a deal done….

by | Jul 25, 2018

President Trump’s pledge of $12 billion to help farmers caught in the middle of trade wars got a sharp rebuke from many parties — including farmers themselves. Trump announced the plan during a speaking engagement at the Veterans of Foreign…

o
Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register