Growth Stimulus Too Good To Pass By

US consumers would benefit greatly from some realistic ideas for stimulating growth. The usual suspects have been ultimately disreputable shovel-ready infrastructure projects and tax rate reductions. Infrastructure projects too often turn into out-of-control, over-budget repeats of The Big Dig, and tax cuts seldom can attract bipartisan support. For many years, a proposal called the Trans […]

The Unseemly Scuffle over Trade

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) evolved from discussions starting in 2005.  The goal was to promote freer trade through treaties including in agriculture, intellectual property, services and investments, where the US has a comparative advantage.  Any resulting treaties would ostensibly allow our trading partners to import in areas where they excel, while Americans export goods […]