How Will The Void in U.S.-Chinese Relations Be Filled?

I went to a Chinese New Year’s bash that the Hong Kong government put on last night in Manhattan and, amid the tinkle of champagne glasses, got a dose of what Hong Kong and China are thinking about President Trump. The new president has named Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as his new ambassador to China […]…

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There Goes Goldman Sachs Again

According to today’s Wall Street Journal, former Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn, who President Trump has tapped to be White House National Economic Council director, says he is going to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act. This law was enacted in 2010 in reaction to the massive, systematic cheating that Wall Street and mortgage underwriters such as […]…

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How CEOs must fight the anti-trade movement

American CEOs should fight the rising tide of anti-trade sentiment in what they say in public and in how they run their companies. Here is a modest agenda¬†appearing in Chief Executive magazine…

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Economists Grapple With Public Disdain–Here’s Why

There’s an article in today’s Wall Street Journal which may be difficult for non-subscribers to access, so I will repeat just a couple of paragraphs. It’s by Josh Zumbrun from Chicago. “The nation’s leading economists are suffering an identity crisis as many of the institutions they helped build and causes they advanced have come in […]…

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