Economy (page 6)

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    National Review editors see good news with the ‘afta NAFTA’ deal

    Editors at National Review Online explore the likely impact of an updated North American free-trade deal. There is very good news about the North American Free Trade Agreement. That news is not that the Democrats and the labor unions have reached a deal with President Trump about the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    The economy and the 2020 presidential election

    Steve Cortes writes for Real Clear Politics about potential electoral implications of the latest economic news. The blowout economic news released Friday in the November employment report signals an acceleration of the extraordinary labor market trends in America and may well forecast the reelection of President Trump. After…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2019
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    Questioning claims that the U.S. is ‘winning’ a trade war

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online takes aim at President Trump’s trade war. The problem with winning a race to the bottom is that you end up at the bottom. President Donald Trump’s idiotically conceived and incompetently executed trade war with China shows no signs of abating —…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
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    Chinese trade deal might have to wait

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner reports on President Trump’s latest statements about a new trade deal with China. President Trump said Tuesday that a trade deal with China might wait until after the 2020 elections, indicating the negotiations remain slow. Trump has previously accused Beijing of slow-walking…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2019
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    Two cheers for the ‘afta NAFTA’ deal

    Ramesh Ponnuru explains at National Review Online why he believes the Trump administration’s trade deal with Mexico and Canada is just OK. President Trump could be on the verge of his biggest bipartisan accomplishment — right in the middle of an impeachment inquiry and, even more oddly, partly…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2019
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    The Fed Is Not All-Knowing, But The Market Is

    This week, Dr. Roy Cordato wrote a research brief for the John Locke Foundation on the Federal Reserve. In it, Dr. Cordato explains the Federal Reserve plays a central role in the economy – namely setting the Federal Funds rate and the discount rate. Cordato explains: [T]he Federal Funds Rate…
    Brenee Goforth, December 2, 2019
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    In case you missed it

    A tweet by Johan Norberg that appeared last Thursday gives us 10 more reasons to be thankful:…
    Jon Guze, December 2, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Robeson County’s return to a controversial asset forfeiture program with the federal government. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs more businesses.
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019