tariffs

Trump's China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy

Trump’s China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy

May 9, 2019

Instead of imposing additional tariffs, which will hurt the Chinese and U.S. economies, the U.S. should have its own research and development strategy, says Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster

Trump's Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit of the Rich

Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

December 7, 2018

As stock markets around the world are reeling from contradictory Trump administration signals regarding US policy towards China, we look at: Who benefits? And: What would a better trade policy towards China look like? CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot and PERI’s Gerald Epstein discuss the issue

GM's Layoffs Made Possible by Weak Unions, Automatization, and Bad Priorities

GM’s Layoffs Made Possible by Weak Unions, Automatization, and Bad Priorities

November 29, 2018

Prof. Leo Panitch and former auto worker Frank Hammer discuss how the GM’s 14,000 layoffs in Canada and the US are made possible by the weakening of unions, outsourcing, and misdirected production priorities

China’s GDP Growth Slows Down: Is it Trump's Trade War?

China’s GDP Growth Slows Down: Is it Trump’s Trade War?

November 4, 2018

Prof. David Kotz argues that the trade war is counter-productive for everyone, including the US, because it does not include a plan for an industrial policy. The conflict foreshadows increasing unresolvable tensions between the two powers

Trump’s Trade War with China: A Great Miscalculation

June 20, 2018

Trump and his advisors seem to be extremely ill-informed about the ways in which China can retaliate, even though the US can impose tariffs on more Chinese goods, than China can impose on the US, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

Trudeau Imposes Retaliatory Trade Tariffs Against the U.S.

June 18, 2018

It is in the long term interest of Canada to unravel the intertwined economy between the two countries says Dimitri Lascaris

Trump’s Trade Wars: An Opportunity to Refashion the Intellectual Property Regime?

June 15, 2018

One of the main arguments for imposing tariffs on China is that China is undermining the intellectual property of US companies. China can now either retaliate against US tariffs or take this opportunity to help redesign the international intellectual property system, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

Defiant Trump Ignites Trade War with Canada and G-7 Allies

June 12, 2018

Citing national security issues to get around WTO rules, Trump ordered tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports from Canada and EU countries.  William Black and Gerald Epstein discusses the implications of these tariffs on the different economies

Economic Update: Employees VS Employers

Economic Update: Employees VS Employers

April 30, 2018

This week: German workers who elect almost half of corporate boards of directors; major US corporations with negative tax rates; Kentucky governor maneuvers against black-lung victims; involuntary part-time employment; epidemic of U.S. evictions; Trump’s tariffs on China

Economic Update: Beyond the Political Theater

April 9, 2018

Economist Richard Wolff says all the posturing and finger-pointing–from the NRA’s anti-government fear mongering to Trump’s Chinese tariffs–are really just an effort to distract from the real issue: ‘It gets you focused on something other than the economic system that is screwing you’