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China’s Surplus is Rising Rapidly. So is the U.S. Deficit. The IMF Cannot Turn a Blind Eye.

Brad A. Setser | Council on Foreign Relations | 10/28/2020

The IMF’s October 2020 WEO asserts, incorrectly, that the pandemic has led global current account imbalances to shrink.*  A reduction in imbalances of course could have been the outcome of the pandemic. Less trade, all else…

China Trade War Didn’t Boost U.S. Manufacturing Might

Josh Zumbrun and Bob Davis | Wall Street Journal | 10/25/2020

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s trade w...

An Assessment of Donald Trump’s Record on Trade

The Economist | 10/24/2020

“We will stand up to trade cheating,” Donald Trump promised in 2016. He pledge...

Calculating the True Cost of Trump’s “Trade Wars”

Scott Lincicome | CATO Institute | 10/15/2020

Given the centrality of trade policy to President Trump’s t...

Calculating the True Cost of Trump’s “Trade Wars”

Scott Lincicome | CATO Institute | 10/14/2020

Given the centrality of trade policy to President Trump’s ...

Global Companies Are Caught Between New Taxes and a Trade War

Rochelle Toplensky | The Wall Street Journal | 10/13/2020

Taxes aren’t quite the certainty they onc...

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