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No, Hillary, Tariffs Wouldn't Lead To Trade War

Ian Fletcher | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Hillary Clinton recently dismissed the idea of getting tough on those of America's trading partners who run up huge surpluses against us on the grounds that it would lead to "trade war." But this is almost certainly not so.

China's Zero Sum Vision Of The World

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The emergence of a new global power has often profoundly shifted the geopolitical landscape and caused considerable discomfort among the established o...

There's No Economic Justification for Massive U.S. Military Presence Around the Globe

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Foreign policy should reflect international realities, which change over time. The Republic of Korea was vulnerable to renewed North Korean aggression at the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953. Today, Seoul could do whatever was necessary to deter and defeat the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. There's no need for America to defend that which could be defended otherwise.

Sanders, Trump, & Cruz -- Lessons Not Learned Beyond Tenth Grade High School

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.10.2017 | World
Edward Goldberg

Bernie Sanders's problem with exports, "because they benefit large corporations," is more than somewhat astounding. Who does he thinks works in all the Boeing plants? Doesn't he realize that a large percent of Boeing shares are owned by various American retirement funds and individual American 401k plans?

China's Stock Market Mess Belies Bigger Problems for the United States

Scott Paul | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

The recent cratering of the Chinese stock market left some scars on our 401(k) plans and dominated recent headlines. Some called it a correction. I tend to think of it as another glimpse into the crazy house-of-cards economy in China.

China's Miracle Economy Goes from Illusion to Nightmare?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.

Sarajevo 1914 and New York City 2001: Is It Happening Again?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Sarajevo 1914 does not appear so distant, at least in terms of rhetoric and inclination to dehumanize the other. But, then perhaps our awareness has been raised to the danger.

Modi Should Foster Innovation Climate to Transform India

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The election of Prime Minister Modi portends a new economic direction for the world's largest democracy and, hopefully, India will capitalize on this crucial opportunity with which it has been presented.

Elevator Assets and the Rules for the New Mercantilism -- Israel, Russia, China and the United States

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

Israel, dubbed the "Start Up Nation," with its increasing economic dependence on technology, could be the first nation to see the beginnings of this covert clash between its human assets and its state policy.

India's Recent Trade Policies Put Domestic, International Growth at Risk

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

All innovative companies should be deeply concerned about India's recently announced trade practices. Open markets and respect for IP are key to ensuring American innovators can continue to develop new products.

Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership Disaster

Ian Fletcher | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

After the failed promises of NAFTA, a job-destroying trade deficit that has burgeoned despite a long series of free-trade agreements, and ever-more-aggressive foreign mercantilism, we're plowing ahead with even more of these agreements.

Living in a Made in China Tent

Peter Navarro | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
Peter Navarro

What bothered me the most was the failure of most of the protesters and indeed most Americans to clearly understand the fundamental economic origins of the discontent most Americans now feel.

China's Communist Party: Not Losing Control

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The future of China's political system will not be made in America or Europe.

In Praise of Mercantilism (or Why Economic History Isn't Boring)

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Mercantilism has somewhat different application in developed, rather than developing, nations, but its fundamentals still hold good. We at least need to defend against mercantilist aggression against us, something we are not doing.

Bipartisan Cluelessness in Republican Response to Obama State of the Union

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

There have been times in American history when there were good arguments for picking one partisan side or the other, but having heard Rep. Paul Ryan's response to Obama's State of the Union address, I don't know who's worse.

Stop the Korea Free Trade Agreement!

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

You would think America had learned its lesson from NAFTA, which the Labor Department has estimated cost us 525,000 jobs. But now it seems President Obama wants to offshore 159,000 more.

The Libertarian Delusion That "Real" Free Trade Would Work

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

It's time for libertarians to stop taking ideological refuge in an ideal world we don't live in. The problems of free trade in the real world cast doubt on their ideology.

When You Close the Factory We Can't Make a Living

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Next week, the President delivers his State of the Union speech. This is an opportunity to announce that we are going to do unto China as China is doing unto us. Enough!

Ending Innovation Mercantilism

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The following is a guest post written by Stephen Ezell, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation As it's becoming clearer eve...

Bigger National Crisis: Bedbugs or Unemployment?

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Surya Yalamanchili

You can't accuse Congresswoman Jean Schmidt of not standing up to bedbugs. She's ready to go to war against them. Standing up for American jobs? Apparently, not so much.

Currency Just Tip of China Iceberg

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Surya Yalamanchili

Today, China is both our largest supplier and creditor. We buy goods that we used to make from them with money borrowed from them.

Debating Free Trade vs. Protectionism, Round One Replies

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Using a tariff to fix the economy is like performing a lobotomy with a spade--not the right tool.