On its face, President Trump’s move appears to mark a significant shift in U.S. trade policy. And to some extent it is. The previous three presidents, for all their differences, oversaw the steady expansion of America’s trade agreement portfolio. But viewed in light of global trends, Trump’s behavior isn’t so unusual. In a recent study, […]
Withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, was the first Day 1 action item Donald Trump mentioned in his Nov. 21 YouTube video. And on Jan. 23, President Trump did just that, signing an executive order to pull the U.S. out of the TPP. It’s a largely symbolic move, but a sign that the new administration […]
As a candidate and as president-elect, Donald Trump tapped into the backlash against globalization and free trade, feeding the perception that U.S. companies are no longer competitive in the world. China’s growing economic capabilities have been a frequent target, with Trump labeling China a currency manipulator and threatening to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. Trump […]
We are in the midst of what is referred to as the “transition” – the hand off of power from one president to another. God bless America – these conversions are peaceful. Even when the exchange takes place between presidents of opposing political parties, as is currently underway. (Here’s hoping the Democrat Barack Obama Administration continues to handle this better than did the Democrat Bill | Read More »
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Thursday is, of course, our day of Thanksgiving. Where food and football serve as an accompaniment to our gathering together to celebrate our blessings. I will not bore you with all for which I am thankful personally (though that is much). Discussed here is something public policy for which I am most grateful – the end of the the Barack Obama Administration and its cronyism | Read More »
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The $4-trillion-per-year federal government works incessantly against the private sector. Likely no wing is more pernicious than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On his way to prison for defrauding taxpayers out of more than $1 million, former high-level EPA official Jon Beale said that while at the agency he was: “working on a ‘project’ examining ways to ‘modify the DNA of the capitalist system.’ He | Read More »
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership, also called TPP, was one of the political machinations Donald Trump railed against in the primaries and in the general election. Now, we’re getting word that the TPP could be dead. According to New York Times Labor Reporter Noam Schieber. News from a labor source: Chuck Schumer just told AFL-CIO exec council he talked w/McConnell & TPP is dead. Won’t be brought | Read More »
Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it. We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations. They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet into a Heaven on Earth. And the vehicle with which | Read More »
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Migrating birds don’t pay much attention to border regulations, it turns out. But last year’s “bird flu” outbreak, a huge blow to parts of the U.S. poultry industry, offers a clear example of why humans should take a closer look at the value of global trade agreements. In 2015, the United States was battling […]
Tom Vilsack is a rurally focused individual. The Democrat is a former Iowa governor – who is currently the only Department of Agriculture Secretary President Barack Obama has had. Vilsack is, of course, a partisan politician. He was a dark horse on the short list to be presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick. He wants Democrats to win elections. And it was Donkey victories | Read More »
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