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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

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: crainsnewyork18 hr. 38 min. ago

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

Project Syndicate: Addressing bilateral trade distortions can 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 3rd, 2017

Project Syndicate: How to punish Trump: The world could impose a carbon tax on the U.S.

It might be the only way to get him to reverse course on climate change. By Joseph E. Stiglitz......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 2nd, 2017

Project Syndicate: Trump budget’s internal contradiction: Fast growth and low interest rates

The Trump budget assumes the best of all worlds, a contradictory world where fast growth and low interest rates coexist, writes Carmen Reinhart......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 31st, 2017

Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Needn"t Be

Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the U.S. has a "MASSIVE" trade deficit with Germany that is "very bad for the U.S." But this isn't at all the right way to think about trade deficits......»»

Category: topSource: nprMay 30th, 2017

Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Shouldn"t Be

Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the U.S. has a "MASSIVE" trade deficit with Germany that is "very bad for the U.S." But this isn't at all the right way to think about trade deficits......»»

Category: topSource: nprMay 30th, 2017

Stephen Colbert cleared in FCC review of anti-Trump diatribe

Comedian Stephen Colbert’s profanity-tinged tirade against President Donald Trump, aired nationally on CBS, doesn’t merit any action by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 24th, 2017

Dead but unsurprised, 2 economists foresaw crisis like Trump"s win, Brexit

The two Swedes recognised the underbelly of global trade: prosperity doesn't distribute evenly.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 22nd, 2017

Project Syndicate: The lessons we must learn from Trump and Le Pen

The idea that voters will turn against protectionism and populism of their own accord may be no more than cosmopolitan wishful thinking, writes Joseph Stiglitz......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 1st, 2017