Category Archives: international trade

Trade and Inequality Within Countries

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January 5, 2018 — Inequality has been on the rise within the United States and other advanced countries since the 1980s and especially since the turn of the century.  The possibility that trade is responsible for the widening gap between the rich and the rest of the population has of course become a major political preoccupation.

This long-standing debate can be illuminated by the latest international statistics on income distribution brought to us by the World Inequality Report 2018Continue reading

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Deal-maker Trump Can’t Deal

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(August 27, 2017) — Donald Trump has threatened new trade barriers against China while simultaneously depending on Beijing’s help to rein in North Korea’s alarming nuclear weapons program.   These two aspects of US policy toward China are at odds. Continue reading

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Year-End Perspectives on the US & Global Economies

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(Dec. 20, 2016) A year-end summing up of where we stand is harder than usual this time! Continue reading

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