The trade dispute that some call the biggest in history continues to simmer. For over two years, American, Delta and United Airlines have claimed that their competitors in the Gulf — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways — are receiving billions of dollars in government subsidies, violating the spirit of bilateral air service agreements. These agreements […]
“WKRP in Cincinnati” is a fantastic legacy television show – about a 1970s rock-and-roll radio station. And perhaps its most famous episode – is “Turkeys Away.” (God bless the Internet – here is a thirty-second clipped summary thereof.) WKRP general manager Arthur Carlson decides as a Thanksgiving promotion to drop live turkeys from a helicopter on a strip mall. Because he is somehow unaware that | Read More »
Last week, The Washington Post reported that 36 million pounds of imported nonorganic soybeans suddenly obtained “organic” labels for domestic sale after entering California. This could happen because soybeans, like other foods, are imported via complex global supply chains, involving many different specialist businesses between the farmer and the final customer. Regulating these supply chains to ensure, for example, […]
President Donald Trump is President Donald Trump in no small part because he campaigned acknowledging the elephant that left the room – that being the millions of jobs that have emigrated from the United States over the last several decades. The Rust Belt – hasn’t always been rusty. The oxidation onslaught came – as their jobs went. Trump won – because he directly addressed why | Read More »
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Almost a decade removed from the last housing crisis, the economy and housing market have improved—yet the federal government continues to hold significant influence over… Read More
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The North American Free Trade Agreement has been good for the U.S. Since it took effect in 1994, our economy has grown 60 percent and… Read More
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On Monday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the United States had found preliminary evidence that Canada was subsidizing exports of softwood lumber. As a result, the United States would begin imposing new 20 percent tariffs on wood imports. Monday’s announcement raised eyebrows, in part because of President Trump’s controversial decision that the U.S. government would […]
This week, Congress returns to Washington to address government funding. Unfortunately, two costly corporate welfare programs could be expanded. In the 2014 farm bill, Congress… Read More
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President Trump announced Thursday that he was directing the commerce secretary to investigate whether imports of steel were a threat to U.S. national security. This follows earlier administration plans to “self-initiate” – or start on its own – trade enforcement cases involving countries such as China, Mexico, Germany, Japan or South Korea. Unlike many of Trump’s […]