Archive for the ‘Trade – Free Trade’ Category

Does a 200% tariff sound fair to you?

September 5, 2018

Some Canadian diary tariffs are even higher!
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The U.S.-Canadian tariff riff appears to center on 2 sectors: “cultural” and dairy products.

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We dealt with the cultural products yesterday

Today let’s deal with diary tariffs …

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Should Canadians have to listen to Justin Bieber?

September 4, 2018

Apparently so: It’s a sticking point in the trade negotiations
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The U.S.-Canadian tariff riff appears to center on 2 sectors: “cultural” and dairy products.

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Today let’s deal with so-called “cultural products” …

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TPA & TPP for Dummies (like me)

June 19, 2015

As an economist by training and a political junkie by avocation, you’d think that the current hubbub re: TPA & TPP would be immediately clear to me.

Nope.

I’ve listened closely to the politicos (Paul Ryan included) talk about TPA and TPP …  all they’ve done is muddle things.

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After chatting with a pol-in-the-know, I think that I at least understand the questions … and the reasons for the dust-up.

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