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TPP Threatens Our Freedoms

TPP Threatens Our Freedoms

. by Naomi Fisher and Mr R.            .                          Marc L. Busch and Krzysztof J. Pelc’s article in the Washington Post on October 27, 2018, regarding Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), we quote: “Yes, the TPP agreement is over 5,000 […]

Opinion | Mexico – 1, President Trump – 0

Opinion | Mexico – 1, President Trump – 0

Raoul Lowery-Contreras | Author, Murder in the Mountains . Mexicans take President Trump to the “cleaners” on NAFTA or the newly agreed to “United States Mexican and Canadian” trade agreement, or “USMCA.” That is what the President calls it instead of NAFTA 2.0, which it is. Certainly, there was some tinkering but stipulating higher North American […]

Trump Announces New Trade Deal With Canada, Mexico

Trump Announces New Trade Deal With Canada, Mexico

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent   President Donald Trump announced a new trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, in a Monday morning tweet. “Late last night, our deadline, we reached a wonderful new Trade Deal with Canada, to be added into the deal already reached […]

NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

By Michelle Moons “It’s a big day for trade, big day for our country, a lot of people though we’d never get here because we all negotiate tough. We do, so does Mexico,” said Trump. Trump told reporters he wanted to do away with the name NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in favor of […]

EU Backs Down After Trump Tariff Threat

EU Backs Down After Trump Tariff Threat

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent The European Union has agreed to key trade concessions after President Donald Trump threatened to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on the bloc if they did not lower trade barriers, they announced Wednesday. The U.S. and EU will now enter into negotiations over a wide-ranging array of the […]

Chinese Soybean Tariffs Could Cost A Crucial Presidential State Big

Chinese Soybean Tariffs Could Cost A Crucial Presidential State Big

Julia Cohen | Contributor Chinese soybean tariffs will hit Iowa, a crucial state in presidential elections, with millions of dollars in lost sales, according to The Des Moines Register. Iowa soybean farmers could lose up to $624 million as a result of the tariffs, Chad Hart, an economist at Iowa State University told The Des Moines Register. […]

The Folly of Tariffs

The Folly of Tariffs

. By Richard Colman Tariffs on imported goods only prop up inefficient firms.  Simply put, a tariff is a tax.  And the money from that tax goes to government.  Tariffs also raise prices on consumers.  If the Japanese can make better and cheaper cars than the Americans, let the American auto manufacturers figure out how to […]

What Californians should watch for as NAFTA negotiations begin

What Californians should watch for as NAFTA negotiations begin

  . By Stephen Frank, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views California has a lot riding of the re-negotiating of the NAFTA agreement.  There is no doubt the current agreement has killed American jobs harmed our exports and caused a larger trade deficit.  Hillary would be negotiating based on helping American companies to export […]

“National Security”: The Last Refuge of Vote-Buying Politicians

“National Security”: The Last Refuge of Vote-Buying Politicians

. By Thomas L. Knapp More than half a century ago, Congress passed the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.Since mid-April, US president Donald Trump has twice invoked one of the law’s nearly forgotten provisions, ordering Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to investigate the possibility that steel and aluminum imports “threaten to impair the national security.” If […]

Beware of Trade Wars By Richard Eber

Beware of Trade Wars By Richard Eber

, By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   When Donald Trump proposed that a 20% import border tax be imposed on imports of food, medicines, and manufactured goods from Mexico, a major red flag was raised by the American business community.  This was not about paying for the construction of a wall to […]

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