Those who’ve followed me for a bit or are readers of my blog are probably aware I’m fully in favor of free trade. I’m also in favor of President Trump’s use of tariffs as a negotiating tool.Continue Reading
You’re not dealing with Russia. You’re making Russia richer. – President Donald J. Trump
President Trump attended a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
It didn’t exactly go as Stoltenberg hoped:Continue Reading
“It’s been almost a hundred years since anybody’s really reorganized the government…We are still dealing with a Government from the early 20th Century.” – Mick Mulvaney
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney is one of my favorites within the Trump Administration. He brings a common sense approach to issues.Continue Reading
If a country is buying more goods and services from the rest of the world than it is selling, the country must also be selling more assets to the rest of the world than it is buying. – Douglas Irwin
While awaiting the Inspector General’s Report, I came across an interesting exchange regarding trade and foreign investment.Continue Reading
Many observers have noted that populism is inherent to representative democracy; after all, do populists not juxtapose ‘the pure people’ against ‘the corrupt elite’? – Cas Mudde
On April 25, 2017, I wrote the following words in an article titled The EU’s Two Intractable Issues & Election Anxiety:
Brussels is breathing a sigh of relief. Macron is heavily favored to win the runoff election according to polls.
But Brussels should not feel overly confident with this short-term respite. While Le Pen is likely to lose the runoff election, it’s telling that candidates from the French establishment parties were defeated.
Italy may be the true test for the European Union. Indeed, Italy may be the place where the fate of the European Union is decided.Continue Reading
Turns out there really was something to those reports of a mystery North Korean train arriving in China:
The arrival of a North Korean train in the Chinese capital sparked frenzied speculation that Pyongyang had sent a senior figure—perhaps even leader Kim Jong Un —on a mission to strengthen ties with Beijing ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.Continue Reading
The signing starts a 15-day countdown before a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum goes into effect.
The Executive Order included a clause granting Canada and Mexico a roughly 30-day grace period to avoid being impacted – but only while NAFTA talks continue.Continue Reading