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Germany Stalls and Europe Craters — Alastair Crooke

But if Germany’s manufacturing woes were not sufficient in and of themselves, then combined with the threat of trade war with Trump, the prospect indeed is bleak for Europe: And the likelihood is that any of that ECB stimulus – promised for this autumn, as Mario Draghi warns that the European picture is getting “worse and worse” – will be very likely to meet with an angry response from Trump – castigated as blatant currency manipulation by the EU and its ECB. EU Relations with Washington...

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“Across-the-Board Tariffs on China with Retaliation and Federal Spending Create Over 1 Million Jobs in Five Years” — Menzie Chinn

I’ve read the “working paper” (and the preceding paper) a couple of times, and am not clear what happens — the results are based on splicing two models (REMI and BCG data) and running out the results. Alarm bells went off in my head when I read this: You decide.Econbrowser“Across-the-Board Tariffs on China with Retaliation and Federal Spending Create Over 1 Million Jobs in Five Years”Menzie Chinn | Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs,...

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Kenneth Rapoza — Trump’s Base in Panic Over 25% Tariffs on China Goods

“I don’t think people really understand what is at stake,” says Alex Camera, CEO of Audio Control, a privately held, small business manufacturing audio sound equipment near Seattle, Washington. He imports electronic components from China and makes things like power amplifiers for cars. They design it and put it together in Washington. “Trump says China is paying these tariffs, but they are not. I am. U.S. companies are paying it at the port.” Tariffs are port taxes due at the time of...

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James Pethokoukis — Republicans have a big new economic idea. It’s terrible.

James Pethokoukis is has a master's degree in journalism and no credentials in economics. Perhaps this explains at least part of his failure to understand that globalization under neoliberal doctrine — "free markets, free trade, and free capital flows" results in the great leveling as capital flows where resources, including labor, as least expensive in order to be be competitive. This implies that wages and capital investment in developed countries, where resources are most costly, will...

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Menzie Chinn — “So China Is Now Paying Us Billions of Dollars in Tariffs”

How does a tariff work? A tariff is a tax on imported goods, so if a Chinese good is sold to an American, the American literally has to pay the tax. The quote above is from Mr. Trump, as recounted in Peter Coy’s “The Real Pain From Trump’s Tariffs Trickles Down to Consumers” in Bloomberg Businessweek; it clearly highlights the fact that either (1) Mr. Trump has no understanding of how tariffs work, or (2) he does understand, and he’s lying.... Trump is apparently assuming that the price...

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TASS — Russia to notify WTO of plans for retaliation against US for steel, aluminum duties

The United States has refused to hold consultations with Russia on the WTO platform over the introduction of restrictions on steel and aluminum import, saying such measures were not special protectionist ones, the Ministry of Economic Development told TASS on Friday. With this in mind Russia is going to notify the WTO of its intention to take retaliatory measures to limit the import of steel and aluminum. "In response to Russia’s request for consultations the United States said that it did...

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Impact Assessment Of $60B China Trade Tariffs

The purpose of this article is to show how the proposed $60B trade tariffs on China will impact macro fiscal flows and investment markets. To assess this regulatory change, a balance of sectoral flow analysis has been used (following British economist Professor Wynne Godley's work)…. Seeking AlphaImpact Assessment Of $60B China Trade Tariffs Alan Longbon

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