Category Archives: Trade War

Who Pays The Tariffs?

I had some very interesting discussions on social media last night on who is paying for the U.S.-China Trade War.   It was kind of shocking that many didn’t even understand the basic tenets of economics yet have strong convictions held … Continue reading

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The Case For Free Trade

The Marxists and Socialists are winning the day, folks.   Apologies for the simpleton buzzwords but they are all the rage these days. The escalation of the trade war is bad, bad, bad news and could if we are not careful, … Continue reading

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Some Background On China Trade Talks

Some perspective from a prior post on President Trump’s predisposition toward free trade. We hope for a good trade deal and China caves on everything.  We also hope for the end of poverty, world peace, and everyone to self actualize … Continue reading

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BFTP: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned On China Deal

BFTP = Blast From The Past CHINA SAID TO TELL U.S. SIDE WON'T CHANGE CHINESE LAW FOR DEAL — zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 6, 2019 China’s Pushback In Trade Talks Over Sovereignty Posted on February 12, 2019 Bingo! Note our comment from … Continue reading

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IMF Analysis Of Nafta 2.0 = Potemkin Trade Deal

Summary IMF published a working paper on NAFTA 2.0 or the USMCA on March 26th The trade deal still needs Congressional approval The impact on GDP is negligible and the effects are relatively small at the aggregate level Trade is … Continue reading

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Is The Trade Deal Moving South? China Balks On 737 Max

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Trump Trade Deal Market Tease While China Balks On 737 Max

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Life In The “New Farm” Belt

We know the farm belt is in crisis, President Donald Trump’s trade war is magnifying some of the toughest farm conditions since the crisis that bankrupted thousands of farmers in the 1980s — and threatening a constituency crucial to his … Continue reading

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Tweet el Xi and Tweet el Jung?

We are a bit confused about last night’s POTUS tweet asking China to remove tariffs immediately on agricultural products.   We know the president is under tremendous pressure from farmers who are losing their arse and their farms in his trade … Continue reading

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QOTD: Free Trade, Please…

  The only policy that left- and right-wing populists can agree on to address economic decline is trade protectionism, which will make the world poorer.  A new type of populism that puts more trust in local communities may well have … Continue reading

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