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Making News: John Batchelor Podcast & New Marketwatch Column on Obama's TPP Fakeconomics

Things just get busier and busier!  As promised, here’s the podcast of my Wednesday night appearance on John Batchelor’s nationally syndicated radio show. This segment starts at the top of the 10 PM hour. 163 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: Why Fast Track Supporters are Either Fakers or Incompetents

The long awaited new fast track trade bill has just been introduced in Congress, and it’s hard to conclude what’s worse about it: what its proponents say about it, or what the critics say. 986 more words

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Making News: New Marketwatch Column on the Big TPP Loophole Even Critics are Ignoring

I’m pleased to announce that Marketwatch.com has just published a new article of mine on President Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.  It argues that the Pacific Rim agreement will be worse than useless for the United States unless it closes a loophole created by value-added tax (VAT) systems that are at least as protectionist as currency manipulation.   6 more words


Following Up: Podcast of Last Night's John Batchelor Show Debate on China's Economic Future

As promised, here’s the link to the podcast of my appearance last night on John Batchelor’s nationally syndicated radio show.  This segment was especially interesting, as John, co-host Gordon Chang, and I didn’t quite see eye-to-eye on whether China’s footprint on the world economy, and its impact on the United States’ future (including as “America’s banker”) are still growing or shrinking.   11 more words


Weak Exports Confirm We Were Right to Call for A Stimulus Package Last Year

ST report 18/03/2015

The latest figures for non-oil domestic exports were extremely weak and signal that GDP growth is likely to be weaker than the MAS’s projection for this year of 2-4%. 550 more words

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Currency manipulation leads to unintended consequences

Switzerland’s decision to lift the cap on the franc’s value against the euro has had unexpected consequences – in the form of intercepted pizza deliveries…

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Yellen Showing a Learning Curve on Trade?

Fed Chair Janet Yellen made some minor trade-related headlines (in the greater scheme of things) when she reportedly told the Senate Banking Committee that she opposed including enforceable disciplines on currency manipulation in trade agreements. 567 more words

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