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Project Syndicate: What Trump doesn’t get about the link between U.S. savings and trade deficits

Donald Trump doesn’t understand that chronic low savings in the United States are the primary cause of our large trade deficit, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 21st, 2017

Project Syndicate: Trump has the economics of trade deficits exactly backwards

Donald Trump’s avowed policies will make the trade deficit larger, not smaller, because his fiscal policy will reduce national savings, writes Stephen Roach......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 27th, 2016

Project Syndicate: Will Trump doom his economic agenda by strong-arming the Fed?

In his campaign, Donald Trump bashed Janet Yellen and called for higher interest rates, but such hawkish monetary policies could backfire by strengthening the dollar and increasing trade deficits, writes Nouriel Roubini......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 27th, 2016

Project Syndicate: How Trump will make the trade deficit larger, not smaller

Donald Trump’s avowed policies will make the trade deficit larger, not smaller, because his fiscal policy will reduce national savings, writes Stephen Roach......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 25th, 2016

Project Syndicate: Trump should know trade wars are for losers

Donald Trump may have fired the first shot in a trade war the United States is bound to lose, writes Stephen Roach......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 28th, 2018

Project Syndicate: Trade policies to help the Rust Belt overlook this key factor

Trump-style trade protection doesn’t help if Detroit is competing with Blue Springs, Miss., home of a Toyota factory......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 28th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Trump calls Nafta the ‘single worst trade deal’ — but here’s the truth

Negative effects on U.S. manufacturing employment have been small to non-existent, says Laura Tyson......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 26th, 2017

Project Syndicate: The real reason for the trade deficit? Put spending habits

It’s easy to blame foreign governments instead of our own spending, savings and investment choices/.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 26th, 2017

Despite Trump"s tough talk, trade gap widens to 9-year high

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to overturn U.S. trade policy and bring down the country's massive, persistent trade deficits.After........»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 6th, 2018

Project Syndicate: The end of the market’s Trump honeymoon

Exuberant animal spirits may soon give way to primal fear: the market rally is already running out of steam, and Trump’s honeymoon with investors might be coming to an end, writes Nouriel Roubini......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 5th, 2018

Major city landlord encouraged Trump to undermine Gateway project

Steve Roth, the chief executive of a major city property owner and a personal friend of President Donald Trump, appeared to express support last summer for the Trump administration’s hard line... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 1st, 2018

Why trade deficits aren’t scary and NAFTA is great for Texas

As concerns mount that U.S. President Donald Trump will withdraw the country from the 24-year-old free trade pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, one economist makes a case for Texas......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 18th, 2018

Project Syndicate: Nobody could ever prove that Trump is insane, or sane for that matter

Many of President Trump’s critics say he could be mentally ill, but two psychiatrists says there’s no way anyone could prove the president is insane......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 10th, 2018

Project Syndicate: Trump tax cut undermines most dynamic parts of the economy

The tax bill wraps into one package all that is wrong with the Republican Party and with the debased state of American democracy, writes Joseph Stiglitz......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 2nd, 2018

Cuomo writes to Trump to save Gateway tunnel project

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Sunday sought to rescue the federal government's commitment to funding a new commuter tunnel under the Hudson River—a deal President Donald Trump's team declared... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 2nd, 2018

Project Syndicate: The global economy looks steadier, but uncertainty remains, from Trump to Brexit

Global prospects for 2018 look a little better than in 2017, but markets are complacent, ignoring uncertainties from Trump to Brexit to China, writes Joseph Stiglitz......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 20th, 2017

Hudson River tunnel project"s funding in jeopardy

Trump administration officials have suggested they may scrap a two-year-old agreement to fund a nearly $13 billion proposed commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River with an even mix of federal and... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 19th, 2017

Europe doesn"t like Trump administration"s tax plans

Europe's five biggest economies have warned the Trump administration that its tax plan may violate international trade rules......»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 11th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Trump governs like Nero, appeasing the masses with bread and tweets

Donald Trump has consistently sold out the blue-collar, socially conservative whites who brought him to power, while pursuing policies to enrich his fellow plutocrats, writes Nouriel Roubini......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 11th, 2017

Pointing a finger at fellow economists for backlash to trade

Many mainstream economists say they're appalled by President Donald Trump's threats to trash trade agreements and tax imports in a blunt-force drive to shrink America's bulging trade deficits......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 6th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Trump’s fatal mistake on consumer financial protection

By seizing control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and placing an ideological extremist in charge, President Donald Trump has brought to the fore the deepest flaws in his administration’s founding myth......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 30th, 2017