Trade

Getting the ‘China Shock’ Right

The political narrative has eclipsed the actual economics, and that’s a policy problem today.

Yellen Heads to China

Is the U.S. in for a ‘China Shock 2.0’?

Aluminum Tariff Follies

The sordid reality of modern U.S. trade policy.

On ‘Making Things’

Promoting manufacturing isn’t as simple (or desirable) as it might sound.

Japanic! at the Steelco

U.S. Steel gives American protectionists just what they wanted … good and hard.

Rust in Peace, United States Steel

Graveyards are full of indispensable corporations, but the end of the steel giant just feels different.

Washington Has Lost the (Updated) Script on China

Xi Jinping’s China is not nearly the unstoppable economic powerhouse that many predicted.

Trump’s Global Tariff Idea Is Obviously Terrible. Biden Helped Make It Possible.

The president has fought to maintain his predecessor’s policies.

Everything You Think You Know About ‘Offshoring’ Is (Probably) Wrong

It can boost American capacity, jobs, and—most importantly—innovation.

A(nother) Case Study of Terrible U.S. Tariff Policy

New trade remedies would hurt steelworkers and American consumers.

Yellen Seeks Economic Detente With China

‘We believe that the world is big enough for both of our countries to thrive.’

What Most People Don’t Understand About U.S.-China ‘Decoupling’

Especially the folks most aggressively urging it.

Crawling Toward a Carbon Tariff?

A new bipartisan bill aims to pave the way for more ambitious climate-oriented trade policy.

The Worst Possible Reason to Support New AI Regulation

Be wary of big businesses asking to be reined in.

If America Really Is Unpopular, We Have Only Ourselves to Blame

Washington is giving developing countries plenty of reasons to cozy up to China.

The Long Reign of King Dollar

Aside from the princeling euro, the greenback has no real competitors globally.