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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

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

Project Syndicate: Trump’s missing North Korea strategy

Donald Trump has failed even to articulate, much less implement, a strategy for dealing with North Korea, writes former diplomat Christopher R. Hill......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 30th, 2017

Paul Brandus: How Trump’s tax cuts will drive up trade deficits and hurt the Rust Belt

Trump wants tax reform, the bulk of which is aimed at benefitting corporate America. He also wants to cut massive trade deficits that the United States holds with other countries. They’re incompatible......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 29th, 2017

GOP tax plans to clash with Trump’s anti-China, anti-trade-deficit rhetoric

President Trump built a campaign around using trade deficits as a measure of whether America was “winning.” Now that his policies will have a clear effect on that measure, he's dealing with the reality that some of his promises hurt other ones......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 28th, 2017

Project Syndicate: America can’t afford another supply-side scam, Roach argues

Far from a recipe for greatness, the Trump fiscal gambit of huge tax cuts spells serious trouble for America’s economy, writes Stephen Roach......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 27th, 2017

The Trump Organization sees fortunes fall

The Trump Organization’s hotel division in January announced plans for the company’s first New York project since Trump SoHo started rising in 2006. The firm said it had signed a letter... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 15th, 2017

Trump Says He Will Make A "Major Statement" When He Returns To US

After a 12-day tour through five Asian countries where he discussed the threat posed by North Korea and how America might shrink its massive trade deficits, President Donald Trump is heading back to the US Tuesday. And in true Trump fashion, the pre.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 14th, 2017

Dr.Doom Exposes Trump"s Tax Plan As "A Plot Against The 99%"

Authored by Nouriel Roubini via Project Syndicate, US President Donald Trump, in partnership with congressional Republicans, is pursuing tax cuts that will blow up the fiscal deficit and add to the public debt, while benefiting the rich at the exp.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 8th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Why Trump is likely to be disappointed when he returns from Asia

Donald Trump wants China to rein in North Korea, but he will likely come away from his trip disappointed, writes Richard Haass......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 6th, 2017

Trump"s trade flashpoints in Asia

President Trump hates trade deficits -- and he's visiting a region where the U.S. has a lot of them......»»

Category: topSource: cnnNov 6th, 2017

Project Syndicate: Like Juan Peron in Argentina, Trump threatens to squander our prosperity

Donald Trump is threatening to do to America what populist strongman Juan Peron did to Argentina: squander its wealth and prosperity, writes Simon Johnson......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 1st, 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