Staring down economic disruption and the president potentially overstepping his use of congressionally delegated power, some lawmakers have introduced legislation to check the president’s trade authority.
The U.S.-Mexico announcement comes over a year after the renegotiation began and signals progress in the administration’s first substantive trade negotiation. What is the status of the NAFTA negotiations after this development and what’s worth watching?
For decades, mobility was one of the features of the U.S. economy as young workers, with families or without, went off to seek their fortunes elsewhere, in some cases voluntarily, in others driven to it by poverty, discrimination, or drought.
August 13, 2018
| William Alan ReinschTrying to return to a world where everything is made domestically is unrealistic at best and disastrous at worst, and it will not produce the wage increases the president would like.
August 10, 2018
| William Alan Reinsch, Jonathan RobisonTariffs are a source of government revenue, but nowhere near large enough to pay down the debt. After all, they will not come close to eliminating the federal budget deficit, which means they will not come close to paying down even one dollar of the national debt.
August 6, 2018
| William Alan ReinschToday’s pun is contained in the title, and it relates directly to the World Trade Organization’s future. Does it have one? What is it? If there’s a choice in the matter, how can we influence the outcome?
July 30, 2018
| William Alan ReinschFor the last 18 months all Trump’s negotiations are brilliant successes, at least on the day they are announced. The only negotiation that is more or less finished is the one with Korea and there the president settled for some less-than-significant.