Making News: New Op-Ed on Why Trump is Still Winning on Trade

This post was originally published on this siteI’m pleased to announce the publication of a new freelance article of mine.  This morning, The Washington Times posted my op-ed explaining why the huge increase in the monthly and annual U.S. trade deficits reported on Wednesday masked some surprising trends.  Specifically, the data made clear that President … Read moreMaking News: New Op-Ed on Why Trump is Still Winning on Trade

Trump Administration Extends TPS for South Sudan

This post was originally published on this site Fri, Mar 8th 2019 @ 3:10 pm EST Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for South Sudan. After reviewing conditions with interagency partners, Nielsen said the ongoing armed conflict and other extraordinary conditions in South Sudan warrant an … Read moreTrump Administration Extends TPS for South Sudan

Rep. Axne on House Passage of Sweeping Campaign Finance Reform Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of H.R. 1. , For the People Act, an historic reform package to ensure clean and fair elections, fight back against big money in politics, and demand accountability from public officials.  “I ran for Congress because … Read moreRep. Axne on House Passage of Sweeping Campaign Finance Reform Bill

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Why the Lousy February Jobs Numbers Don’t Vindicate Tariff Alarmism

This post was originally published on this siteThe stunningly poor February overall and manufacturing jobs figures released by the Labor Department today surely caused rejoicing in the ranks of America’s trade alarmists. Here, finally, was evidence that President Trump’s tariff-centric policies are backfiring on the U.S. economy and especially its manufacturing sector. Actually, however, the … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Why the Lousy February Jobs Numbers Don’t Vindicate Tariff Alarmism

BONUS: Econ terms and definitions explained by Nick and Goldy

This post was originally published on this siteEver been in the middle of a Pitchfork Economics pod ep and thought, “WTF are they talking about?” If so, this might help – we define some complex terms that get thrown around a lot (neoclassical, neoliberal, heterodoxy, monopoly, monopsony, and stock buybacks) because we want this to … Read moreBONUS: Econ terms and definitions explained by Nick and Goldy