Trade

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    About Those Tariffs

    Now that trade wars are back in fashion, a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research seems particularly timely. The paper is “Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs” by Davide Furceri, Swarnali A. Hannan, Jonathan D. Ostry, and Andrew K. Rose. If the authors’ conclusion (which I’ve highlighted in…
    Jon Guze, January 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the challenges facing the University of North Carolina System’s new interim president. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the difficulty of measuring public views about trade.
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018
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    Thankful For Our North Carolina Farmers

    We are thankful for our farmers every day of the year, but especially this Thanksgiving following one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the coast of the Carolinas. From John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti: It is hard to imagine what would be on tables this Thanksgiving if it…
    Anna Manning, November 16, 2018
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    Trump tariffs taking their toll

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest negative consequences associated with President Trump’s tariffs. President Trump’s tariffs are causing businesses with branches in China to pack up and move out, but not to the U.S., according to a new industry report. Instead, they’re moving to other…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    Trump trade war takes toll

    Al Root explains for Barron’s readers how President Trump’s trade dispute with China is affecting American corporations. When President Donald Trump first took on China over trade, it was easy to ignore because the impact hadn’t hit corporate profits. No longer. During second-quarter earnings season, companies said essentially…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2018
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    Trump, trade, and China

    Editors at the Washington Examiner take President Trump to task for his actions regarding trade and China. With tariffs and tweets, President Trump eggs on a trade war between China and America. With no trade talks on the horizon, relations are unlikely to improve soon. That seems to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that tariffs and trade battles could increase the price tag for North Carolina as it rebuilds from Hurricane Florence. The Daily Journal explains that North Carolina’s leaders have rejected a political philosophy that calls for tax hikes during times of natural…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    Did you know China has a soybean reserve?

    Back in March, President Trump tweeted, “Trade wars are … easy to win.” A recent series of tweets by economist Lyman Stone casts doubt on that claim, at least as far as China is concerned:      …
    Jon Guze, September 19, 2018