by | Jan 24, 2019

The Trump administration is expressing doubts that China will kowtow to its requests as part of its effort on a new comprehensive trade agreement. The Independent reported that officials are “pessimistic” that the trade deal being discussed will be enough…

by | Apr 10, 2018

Many and many a year ago, in 1985, I made myself known as an opponent of tariff wars. I did this by speaking against the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of roughly 1930 in the immortal Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. This act…

by | Apr 6, 2018

In 1985, Ronald Reagan “jawboned” the Japanese into accepting “voluntary” restraints on exports of Japanese cars to the United States. At the same time, he drew a line in the sand between himself and U.S. congressmen calling for much stronger…

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