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Is This What A Trade War Looks Like?

NPR
Glenn Hubbard, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and ACCF Scholar discusses the trade debate with NPR's David Greene.

EPA Leads the Way on Permitting Reform

Real Clear Policy
The mere act of reevaluating a permitting process intended to protect the environment is not, in itself, pretext for allowing manufactures to pollute more. Environmental regulations, like all regulations, need to be evaluated with respect to their mandated purpose.

Don’t skimp on energy innovation dollars — interest groups

E&E News
"If steps are not taken to bolster U.S. leadership in this sector, the nation could eventually need to import energy technologies from China, rather than domestically manufacture them and export them across the world," wrote the groups, which include American Council for Capital Formation.

Most everything is better than you think

The Washington Times
The Trump administration has been undertaking a massive deregulation effort in order to get rid of regulations that are counterproductive and do not meet reasonable cost-benefit tests. This will reduce the direct regulatory expenses made by government but will cause a far larger reduction in private business and personal expenses made to support regulations.

A debt crisis is on the horizon

The Washington Post
ACCF Scholars weigh in on the looming debt crisis.

Talking Trade with Gary Hufbauer

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) nonresident senior fellow Gary Hufbauer recently spoke with the Adam Smith...

Trump’s tariff is the wrong way for trade enforcement — but there is a right way

Washington Examiner
In contrast to sweeping tariff proposals, targeted and deliberate enforcement efforts are imperative both to maintain public trust in international trade and to ensure the domestic economic benefits of those agreements.

Despite Opposition, Trump Is Expected To Unveil International Tariffs Soon

NPR
Rachel Martin talks to ACCF Scholar Glenn Hubbard about the looming tariffs.

Trump’s Really Bad Idea

Washington Times
With his steel and aluminum tariff proposals, President Trump seems to have missed some of the trade basics that Adam Smith and David Ricardo taught the world more than two centuries ago.

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