Post Tagged with: "tariffs"

Alexander Hamilton, founder of the American System. Portrait, Painted by John Trumbull

Actually, It’s Industrial Policy, Not Just Tariffs, That Work

The following is an op-ed which I am submitting to USA Today, but would be usefully submitted to other newspapers as well, in light of the raging debate over President Trump’s tariff policy.  By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 20, 2018—In an op-ed  in USA Today published Aug. 17, Jeff Ferry, research […]

by August 20, 2018 Commentary
Steelworkers rally in support of tariffs (AAM)

Finally, Some Calls for a National Industrial Policy

By Nancy Spannaus July 30, 2018—In dealing with the issue of tariffs which the Trump Administration has put on the front burner, I have consistently argued that an American System approach to reviving American manufacturing demands a comprehensive policy of which tariffs may only be a small part. Specifically, the […]

by July 30, 2018 Commentary, News
A Chinese electronics factory, one of the targets of the new Trump tariffs.

The Tariff Debate: It’s U.S. Credit Policy That Must Change!

By Nancy Spannaus June 25, 2018—In his Report on the Subject of Manufactures, and elsewhere, American System founder Alexander Hamilton made it clear that the government’s responsibility in this area should be to foster technological advances and adequate supply in the industries crucial to the nation’s national defense and general […]

by June 25, 2018 Commentary
U.S. Steel plant from 1973. (wikimedia commons)

Congressional Steel Caucus Hails Tariffs

March 25, 2018—The Congressional Steel Caucus, a bipartisan body headed by Republicans Rick Crawford (Ark) and Mike Bost (Ill), held an extensive briefing March 21, bringing together labor and industry representatives to discuss President Trump’s announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. In addition to Steelworkers President Leo Gerard, the […]

by March 26, 2018 News Shorts
American production of pig iron and steel over the decade. (U.S. Geological Survey)

Steel Tariffs: What’s an American System Approach to Saving U.S. Industry?

By Nancy Spannaus March 8, 2018—President Trump’s announcement of his intent to impose 25% tariffs on U.S. steel imports, and 10% tariffs on aluminum imports, has stirred up an essential debate: What will it take to save the U.S. manufacturing sector? Is it even desirable for the government to exercise […]

by March 8, 2018 News