Category: Trade

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The Economist: Does China play fair?

Good short-form piece by The Economist from back in September, outlining a three-pronged framework for dealing with China: Illegal competition --> IP theft Intense, but legal competition --> cheaper products on a quality-adjusted basis Unfair competition --> State-backed cost of capital

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The Economist: How to help places hurt by globalisation

From back in October, a fantastic two-part write-up (Leaders piece + long-form essay) by The Economist on globalization and how to cushion the economic blow for disaffected regions. In summary: Prior to full-scale globalization regional inequality would converge over time between and within industrialized nations as investment dollars would flow to cheaper, undervalued regions; poor ...

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Neenah, Wisconsin: Trade & Climate Policy

Great write-up in The New York Times today on the effects on unfair trade practices, and how spot on, at minimum from a political perspective, Trump was to zero in on trade. Four paragraphs in, the money quote (my emphasis in bold): "Take Neenah Foundry, a 145-year-old operation that employs nearly 1,000 workers here. Its ...

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2018: The Year of Trade

Daily "news" consumption is increasingly deemed an unnecessary waste of highly partisan time. I vehemently disagree. Entrenched news organizations such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal attack each major topic of the day/week/month with such ferocity that it is impossible to not learn an enormous amount about any ...

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Paris, Trade and Economic Nationalism

Tonight President Trump tweeted that he will announce his decision with regard to the Paris Climate Accord (PCA) tomorrow at 3pm. And based on earlier reports, more than likely renewed Never Trumper hyperventilation will commence upon the announcement of America's exit. An exit from the PCA is smack in line with the Bannon/Breitbart "Economic Nationalist" ...