Economic Policy

Economic Policy

Trump Retirement Accounts Face Obstacles

The Wall Street Journal
Only 62% of private-sector workers had access to some sort of private retirement accounts in March 2017. While Tom Giovanetti’s description of the current state...

Investors: Here’s Your Chance To Influence SEC On Politicized Proxy Process

The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) roundtable discussion in November on growing concerns around the politicization of the shareholder voting process provides a crucial...

Mr. President, It’s Time for Zero Tariffs

Wall Street Journal
Strategically, offering the carrot of zero tariffs will allow America to seize the moral high ground in the trade debate. It will also put the U.S. in a stronger position as you negotiate with China to end some of Beijing’s most abusive trade policies.

Tough Russia Sanctions Could Backfire on the U.S.

Fortune
DASKAA’s sledgehammer approach could cripple American business more than the Russian government can, leaving domestic U.S. firms to pay the price for Russian offenses. Through a targeted approach like the one proposed in the CDRA, domestic businesses and international markets will not be collateral damage in the fight against election meddling.

Investing pioneer Burton Malkiel: Don’t worry about the yield-curve recession indicator

CNBC
Investing pioneer Burton Malkiel believes investors shouldn't worry too much about a key recession indicator — the so-called the flattening yield curve. "Recently, the curve...

The real reason you’re not getting a pay raise

Vox
The economy is growing strongly, the unemployment rate has been at or below 4.5 percent for 16 straight months, but wage growth remains disappointingly...

An Inverted Yield Curve May Not Portend Doom

The Wall Street Journal
How worried should investors and policy makers be about the possibility of an inverted yield curve—a historical predictor of future recessions and bear markets...

ACCF Urges Inclusion of ISDS in NAFTA 2.0

ACCF Urges Inclusion of ISDS in NAFTA 2.0 Investor protections ensure that U.S. companies are treated fairly by our trading partners WASHINGTON, DC — The North...

ACCF Scholar Jason Furman says U.S. economy may be growing faster...

CNBC
ACCF Scholar and Former Council of Economic Advisers Chair Jason Furman of Harvard University discusses the latest numbers measuring economic growth in the United...

Why the Investor State Dispute Settlement is critical to NAFTA

The Washington Times
In an ideal world, where the rule of law and fair treatment of any subject is the common theme of legal systems around the world, the Investor State Dispute Settlement could be obsolete as Mr. Trump and Ms. Warren wish. However, the reality and past evidence point to the fact that a strong and binding ISDS is beneficial for any participant to protect one’s investment. In a highly globalized capital market, that not only protects the corporations but also their workers and the private investors who own these assets through various savings vehicles, including through retirement accounts.

The Economy Is Growing Faster Than the Government Says

The Wall Street Journal
The official top-line figure for the first quarter is 2%. A more accurate measure puts the rate at 2.8%.

Donald Trump’s zero-tariff solution

The Washington Times
Zero tariffs would be the ultimate victory for totally free and fair trade. It would advantage the United States most because we already impose the lowest trade barriers. It would also expose many of Mr. Trump’s severest critics as free-trade frauds. President Trump, you should do this because the worst that could happen is our allies may even take you up on the offer.

Economy doing well but more to be worried about in Trump’s...

Jason Furman, Peterson Institute and former CEA chairman, discusses the state of the U.S. economy under the Trump administration. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Tom...

ACCF Chief Economist Discusses Tariffs and Trade

On TRT World "Bigger than Five," ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber discusses the latest developments and impacts of President Trump's tariffs and U.S. trade policy.

Weighing Whether there are Too Many or Too Few Jobs

The Washington Times
Will there be too few or too many jobs in the future? We are told as a result of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution...

ACCF to President Trump: Back Kigali Amendment to Boost U.S. Competitiveness

  June 20 2018  The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500  Dear President Trump:  On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we commend...