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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Import Prices Teach a Big Lesson About TPP

Since currency manipulation looms so large in Congress’ likely upcoming debate on President Obama’s new trade deals, the release earlier this week of government data on import prices for full-year 2014 couldn’t be better timed. 856 more words

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Anti-Growth Policies Slow Jobs Creation - Peter Morici - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary - Page full

The unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent, but only because so many working age Americans quit looking for work and are no longer counted in the official jobless tally.

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Currency Manipulation is Far from the TPP's Only Danger to the U.S.

On the one hand, I’m thrilled to see Jared Bernstein’s op-ed in The New York Times this morning urging that President Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal include provisions that would severely restrict currency manipulation. 524 more words

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Following Up: Why China's Economy is Still Export-Dependent

Yesterday, I wrote about how China watchers’ longtime focus on Beijing’s practice of artificially cheapening its currency to gain trade advantages has often blinded them to all the other ploys that Chinese leaders can and frequently have used to rig markets. 569 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: Will China Repeat its VAT/Currency Shell Game?

Speculation keeps abounding about whether China will weaken its currency has been on the rise, lately, for entirely understandable reasons. China’s own growth is slowing. It still depends heavily on exports for growth. 544 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: All the TPP Talking Points Fit to Print

Maybe I should always be grateful when a Mainstream Media figure deals with U.S. trade policy. Heck anything’s better than the neglect typically shown for this topic. 619 more words

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