Posts Tagged ‘tariffs’

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    Are X-Men Human?

    Dec 30, 11 • 267 Views • No Comments

    The U.S. government had to decide whether X-Men are human. Our story starts with the U.S. Customs office. Included in a very long list of items that enter the U.S. are “dolls” and “toys.” According to Customs officials, any figure that...  [read more]

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    Chinese Imports

    Oct 23, 11 • 259 Views • No Comments

    Are you paying more for your clothing? According to NY Times financial journalist Floyd Norris, women’s shirt prices, dresses, sweaters, all that government statisticians consider female “outerwear,” have started to become more expensive....  [read more]

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    Doha Deadlock

    Apr 30, 11 • 258 Views • No Comments

    Can you convince a Lubbock, Texas cotton farmer (or his Congressman) to forgo his (maybe $150,000) cotton subsidy? Probably not. After all, these U.S. government payments let him profitably compete in world markets. Correspondingly, would China say yes to a...  [read more]

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    Free Trade

    Nov 12, 10 • 231 Views • No Comments

    KORUS has been in the news. The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, negotiated in 2007 but not ratified by Congress, was in trouble. One reason was Ford. With a 1% share of the South Korean car market, U.S. automakers want more. One of the bigger sellers of Ford...  [read more]

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    Cotton and Crocodiles

    Nov 9, 10 • 212 Views • No Comments

    A Malaysian proverb tells us, “Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.” Looking at cotton markets, perhaps we should remember the crocodiles. According to The Wall Street Journal, cotton prices are soaring. Speaking as...  [read more]