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Kevin L. Kearns is President of The United States Business and Industry Council. Prior to joining USBIC in 1993, he was a Senior Fellow at the Manufacturing Policy Project, a Washington, DC think tank. For 13 years before that he was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with overseas assignments in Germany, Korea, and Japan, where he witnessed firsthand the operation of highly cartelized, mercantilist economies. Kevin L. Kearns

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
NYT Porter fakery: NAFTA designed for MNC investment in Mex aimed at US mkt. NO! Mex was to export to globe, not US.

1) NYT Porter: NAFTA designed to let Mex weather repeated financial crises and to have US absorb idle Mex workers. Wrong on both claims!

2) NAFTA sold as means to build Mex econ via exports to world (not US) so no more fin crises & give jobs to all Mex workers in new economy.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
WashTimes: US better off w/o border or tariff wall w/ Mex. Nonsense. Plus Mex imposes 16% VAT at border on US goods.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
WSJ: US services surplus=a growing competitive advantage. BUT service surplus rose little in 2015, fell in 2016.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
WSJ: imports raise consumers' living standards, but can destroy consumers' jobs. Must be producer first to consume.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
WSJ fake analysis: trade deficits irrelevant b/c flip side of investment. But inflow=borrowing to finance deficit.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
No magic to imported components. FTAs are first investment agrmnts, encouraging offshoring. Goal shld be to shift supply chains back to US.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
WSJ: imported components essential for US manufacturers competitiveness. But no reason they can't be made here.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
WSJ Jenkins: border tax plan way for pols to raise corp cash. Real reason: response to fgn VATs that hurt US exports

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Kristof asks if 25th amend can be used to remove Trump for mental illness. Too bad 25th doesn't appply to hysterical NYT ed/op-ed writers.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Author: Mattis talk=error: NATO spends more or US rethinks. Wants diplomacy/reassurance, but hasnt worked for 60 yrs

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