Category Archives: 2016 presidential campaign

How to Re-Negotiate NAFTA

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(April 27, 2017) The Trump Administration says it is sticking with its core campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA, which remains unpopular with many Americans even though economists think it has been beneficial. The President said again on April 20 that he will invoke the procedures for renegotiating the trade agreement soon (within “the next two weeks”). After that comes a 90-day consultation period with Congress before actual talks begin. It is worth asking how it could be done right. Continue reading

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What Will the Trump Presidency Look Like?

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(Nov. 12, 2016) We unexpectedly find ourselves in uncharted territory, in so many ways. The United States has never before had a president without either political or military experience. And Donald Trump is especially unpredictable: he has so often said things that conflict with other things he has said. So it is hard to know what he will do. Continue reading

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Update: More Economists Oppose Trump

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(Nov. 7, 2016) The number of economists having signed a letter opposing the Republican presidential candidate reached 785 the morning before Election Day. Continue reading

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