China / Economy / Politics / Tariffs / Trade

Trump States Will Be Hit by Chinese Pork Tariffs

Yesterday, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce imposed retaliatory tariffs on 128 U.S. products totaling $3 billion “in order to safeguard China’s interests and balance the losses caused by the U.S.” The tariffs, initially threatened in March, are the Chinese response to the Section 232 measures on steel and aluminum imposed by President Trump earlier that … Continue reading

Free Trade Works For Millennials
America / Economy / Education / Politics / Trade

Free Trade Works For Millennials

Photo courtesy of House Ways and Means Committee. By Rahee Jung and Finn D. Reynolds Executive Summary: Recent polls reveal that millennials support U.S. engagement in free trade agreements more than all other age demographics. Policymakers should take note of this trend, and further engage the United States in free trade agreements to grow the economy … Continue reading

Millennials Like Free Trade but Don’t Like Capitalism
America / Economy / Politics / Trade

Millennials Like Free Trade but Don’t Like Capitalism

  Introduction  In the coming election cycle, millennials will surpass baby boomers as the largest voting bloc in the United States. For this reason, pundits, pollsters, and political parties are trying to figure what millennials support and what millennials oppose. A new Pew Research Center survey reveals that one issue millennials support is free trade. … Continue reading

Hold My Beer: Aluminum and National Security
China / National Security / Politics / Trade

Hold My Beer: Aluminum and National Security

Background Beer is good , beer is american. To protect the interests of beer drinkers and beer producers everywhere, primary aluminum must be excluded from the Section 232 investigation, otherwise it risks endangering the business of local brewers, packagers, and raises prices for consumers. On April 26, 2017 Department of Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, initiated … Continue reading

The Uncertain Future of NAFTA
Politics / Trade

The Uncertain Future of NAFTA

Overview On May 18th Congress was given official notice of the administrations’ intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). President Trump has repeatedly stated his discontent with NAFTA, often referring to the agreement as “the worst deal of all time”. In the notice sent to Congress, Trade Representative Robert Lightizer, stated that … Continue reading

Brand vs. Generic: TPP’s Looming Drug War
Healthcare / Trade

Brand vs. Generic: TPP’s Looming Drug War

Earlier last week, Politico leaked a chapter from a recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement granting intellectual property protection for pharmaceutical drugs. Unfortunately, for trade negotiators, the leaked information does little to quell the loud harangues and controversy surrounding international intellectual property rights (IPR). Developing countries and proponents for the global poor, labor unions, … Continue reading

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States-Part 2
Foreign Policy / Immigration / Trade / U.S. Domestic Policy

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States-Part 2

The Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), as President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in 1966, no longer holds the same value. This change has not been at the hands of an amendment, or other piece legislation, rather it has been due to a shift in symbolic significance. Just as the embargo, one of the reasons … Continue reading