Trade

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    A crossroads for Trump’s trade policy

    Thomas Duesterberg writes for National Review Online about the current state of President Trump’s trade policy. After President Trump’s nearly three years in the White House, we can begin to decipher the general outlines of a trade strategy. While moving in the right direction, making up for years…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2019
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    Trade war hurts American competitiveness

    Veronique de Rugy writes for Reason.com about the unintended negative consequences of President Trump’s trade tactics. Over the course of the last year and a half, the administration has imposed tariffs on metals, along with many other intermediate and final goods. Part of the USMCA would require that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
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    Scapegoating the Fed chairman

    Desmond Lachman writes for the Bulwark that placing blame on the chairman of the Federal Reserve won’t prevent a recession. In his relentless attacks on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Trump is acting true to form. Rather than recognizing that his protectionist trade policy might be the main…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2019
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    Trump willing to see short recession in return for trade win

    Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reports that President Trump is willing to take a significant political risk in his trade dispute with China. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is willing to allow the U.S. economy to suffer short-term losses and even go into a brief recession…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on farmers’ reaction to the trade dispute with China. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explores shifting coalitions on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on confusion surrounding N.C. law and smokable hemp. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how trade wars hurt N.C. workers.
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Losing a trade war is bad; so is believing you can win

    Avi Salzman writes for Barron’s about discouraging signs in the federal government’s trade fight with China. Losing a trade war would be a catastrophic blow to the national psyche of China or the U.S. But there’s something even more dangerous than losing: thinking you can “win.” Both sides…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    New research from Duke University scholars raises serious questions about Medicaid. The research has been published as policymakers continue to debate about Medicaid expansion. Jordan Roberts analyzes the latest information during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders highlights the latest evidence critiquing government film…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2019