Trade

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    Rejoining a scrapped trade deal

    Editors at National Review endorse the prospect of President Trump returning the United States to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The simplest reason why is that it would boost the American economy. The signatories of the agreement — including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Chile — account…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    American-made weapon that could help China in a trade war

    Joseph Lawler of the Washington Examiner identifies one major weapon that would help China in a trade war with the United States. If a major trade war breaks out between China and the U.S., the Chinese government has a major weapon in the $1.2 trillion in Treasury securities…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the mixed reviews for a federal law targeting online sex trafficking. John Trump’s Daily Journal focuses on the negative impact of tariffs on N.C. and American brewers.
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2018
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    Poll: 52% Disapprove Of Trump’s Tariffs on Steel/Aluminum

    More than half of registered voters polled by Harvard CAPS/Harris disapprove (thankfully) of President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum. Fifty-two percent disapprove of the administration’s proposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, including those from China, and 43 percent said they believe Trump’s proposed tariffs will result in…
    Donna Martinez, April 6, 2018
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    Open letter to the president on the negative impact of trade deficits

    Dear Mr. Trump: There has not been a day that has gone by recently where you haven’t pointed to large dollar trade deficits (i.e. goods and services surpluses) that the US has with other countries like China, as a major reason why you are pursuing protectionist trade policies that punish…
    Roy Cordato, April 4, 2018
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    Consumers will pay for trade war bullying

    Veronique de Rugy asks at National Review Online whether the United States or China will end up being the bigger bully in a trade war. President Trump claimed in a tweet that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” Unfortunately, the American people are about to experience…
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2018
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    Trump’s Tariffs a Wet Blanket on the Economy … and the GOP

    On Monday’s edition of “Capital Tonight,” Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal talked with host Tim Boyum about the impact of President Trump’s tariffs. WATCH his comments about the trade war.
    Donna Martinez, April 3, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that research is unclear about the impact of a school district’s size. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains that economic protectionism produces more losers than winners.
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2018