Monthly Archives: March 2016

Trade Begets More Trade …. Yes, But More is Needed.

       Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, in an outstanding piece in today’s Wall Street Journal gives a ringing repudiation of  today’s trade critics. He reviews the history of world trade and global commerce from the Great Depression to today’s … Continue reading

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China & U.S. Jobs — Some Facts — And Trump.

                                                   Three really important facts concerning trade surplus, direct investment and exports were discussed by the Financial Times yesterday.   They relate directly to  the hotly debated topic of  U.S. –  China trade relations and jobs.  Any lessons here for Donald Trump? The U.S. has not had … Continue reading

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TRUMP, TRADE & FOREIGN POLICY — Free Fact Zone (FFZ).

       ‘The Donald’ aka ‘The Trade Trickster’ disparages current trade agreements, ongoing trade negotiations, globalization, US trade policy, U.S foreign policy, and US national security policy. Hope this doesn’t reflect his education at the Wharton School which he constantly reminds us … Continue reading

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National Security & Chinese Investment

    The most recent data from CFIUS concerning Chinese investment in the U.S. discloses the following:   China had the most “covered transactions” (mergers and direct investments) for the latest data period (2014) that is reported by CFIUS in its … Continue reading

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Protectionism & Presidential Powers — Are Trade Powers Limited?

     Yes, Presidential trade powers are very broad. But they are delegated powers by the Congress. They are limited by the U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3. This gives exclusive authority to the Congress to regulate global trade. What … Continue reading

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Trump & Trade Wars — No Doubt About it.

           — BACK TO THE FUTURE — Herbert Hoover & Trade Wars — No Doubt About it.     Trump aka “Trump the Trade Mister” poses a huge risk to U.S. trade and economic growth. He would have at his disposal … Continue reading

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