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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: 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

Project Syndicate: Trump is dismantling U.S. alliances, and that’s not good for the dollar

People have been predicting the demise of the dollar for decades, but if Donald Trump manages to weaken long-standing political and military alliances, it could come true, writes Barry Eichengreen......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 13th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Is Trump just acting? Or is he truly a madman?

Is Donald Trump reviving the “madman theory” of diplomacy, introduced by Richard Nixon to instill fear in America’s adversaries? Or is he actually a “mentally deranged dotard” as Kim Jung-un says?.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 29th, 2017

Jim Rogers Warns "If Trump Starts A Trade War With China, It Will End US Hegemony"

Following Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's threat that the US could impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea: "If China doesn&rsquo.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 17th, 2017

Project Syndicate: If Trump gets 3% growth, only the stock market will be cheering

Faster economic growth is unlikely to reverse the current trend toward inequality and environmental degradation, writes Kenneth Rogoff......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 12th, 2017

Project Syndicate: How Trump can turn his presidency around

Donald Trump’s presidency can still be turned around if he can learn to cooperate with Congress, writes Michael Boskin......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 31st, 2017

Project Syndicate: Tax reform will spur more economic growth

The tax reform plans offered by Republicans will spur more economic growth, which means the impact on budget deficits should be temporary, writes Martin Feldstein......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 30th, 2017

Project Syndicate: 3 risks for Americans from President Trump’s latest trade fight with China

There may well be merit to the allegations, but punitive action would have serious consequences for U.S. businesses and consumers, warns Stephen S. Roach......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 28th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Is Trump killing the dollar?

Not since World War II has the safety of the dollar been in such doubt, writes Benjamin Cohen......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 23rd, 2017

The FDA is going after New York over its calorie-counting rules

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is quietly going to war with his hometown’s calorie-counting obsession. The U.S. threw its weight on Monday behind trade groups suing... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 16th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Trumponomics isn’t great for Main Street

Prospects for much faster or more inclusive growth don’t seem bright under Donald Trump, writes Nouriel Roubini......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 4th, 2017

No link between North Korea and China-US trade, says Chinese official

After Trump's remarks, China says it fully enforces UN resolutions against North Korea.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJul 31st, 2017

China says no link between N.Korea and China-US trade

There is no link between North Korea's nuclear programme and China-U.S. trade, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, after US President Donald Trump said China had done nothing for the United Sta........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineJul 31st, 2017

Project Syndicate: Why Putin can’t make Russia great again

When Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Donald Trump on Friday, he will not be doing so from a position of economic strength, writes Kenneth Rogoff......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 6th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Trump’s approach to trade could have limited benefits

A focus on the bilateral trade imbalances has led to desirable policy changes, even though the U.S. trade deficit with the world will not decline, writes Martin Feldstein......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 4th, 2017