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Blaming Free Trade Alone Ignores Deeper Systemic Issues

Arguments that free trade agreements, including recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), cause more harm than good are based on limited information and extensive rhetoric. Consequently, the real challenges plaguing the United States are overlooked. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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Services Sector Still On Its Feet As Manufacturing Takes A Hit

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The Institute for Supply Management revealed this week that U.S. manufacturing contracted to levels not seen since June 2009. Notably, the services sector has remained quite strong both in terms of its exports to the global market and providing employment, … Continue reading

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China is not the big bad wolf of international trade

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Right before the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, I shared with you why international trade is an important topic. I was glad that international trade, as it relates to jobs and economic growth, was a part of that debate. … Continue reading

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U.S. manufacturing growing again

Just a few years ago, stories of gloom and doom for U.S. manufacturing dominated the news media. Many manufacturers expressed concern about the inability to compete against lower-cost manufacturers from other countries, especially China.However, this weekend’s furniture market in High … Continue reading

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