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‘No appetite’ for major TPP changes to accommodate US: Australia

‘No appetite’ for major TPP changes to accommodate US: Australia

There is “no appetite” among the Trans-Pacific Partnership signatories for major renegotiations to accommodate the US, Australia said Sunday after President Donald Trump indicated he was considering rejoining the pact.

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 […]

Hillary Clinton, Closet Libertarian? Not Likely

Hillary Clinton, Closet Libertarian? Not Likely

By Thomas L. Knapp “My dream,” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is alleged to have said in a 2013 speech to an audience in the banking industry, “is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.” The quote comes from an email addressed to (among others) Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, released late […]

Two Things That Don’t Really Bother Me About Trump, Two Things That Do

Two Things That Don’t Really Bother Me About Trump, Two Things That Do

By Thomas L. Knapp I won’t be voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in November. I won’t be voting for his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, either. I’m not sure who I’ll vote for, but I’m sure it won’t be either of those two. Still, I try to be fair-minded, and in my opinion Trump […]

NR columnist praises Trump’s positions

NR columnist praises Trump’s positions

By Deroy Murdock Short of diving headfirst from atop his eponymous tower, Donald J. Trump seems unable to satisfy the Never Trump crowd. Perhaps the most aggravating thing about Trump’s mortal enemies on the right — many of whom I have known and admired for decades — is that they refuse to take “yes” for […]

Celebrate World Trade Week

Celebrate World Trade Week

Crunch time for Obama’s big CA Asia summit

Crunch time for Obama’s big CA Asia summit

. President Obama faced a soberminded summit with America’s Asian allies at the tail end of his latest trip to California, which will see him raise money for Democrats, make a guest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, and catch his breath in the Coachella Valley before buckling down with ASEAN members at the Sunnylands […]

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