Above the Fold International Trade and Investment

A PEMEX employee fuels a scooter at a company gas station in Mexico City, Mexico.

Keeping barriers to the flow of investment and energy low is good for U.S. businesses, workers, and consumers.

Sean Hackbarth
Emperor Jiajing on his state barge

Perhaps China’s Ming Dynasty provides the greatest historical example of isolationism’s effects

J.D. Foster

Here are some questions and answers to help us see the winning record from trade agreements.

John G. Murphy
Federal Reserve Economic Data: General Account

As protectionist voices are again rising, a little perspective may help put America’s trade profile in context.

J.D. Foster

In soccer, an “own goal” is one scored inadvertently when the ball is struck into the goal by a player on the defensive team.

John G. Murphy

As technology plays an increasing role in our daily lives, policymakers are trying to better understand how to respond.

Kara Sutton
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

It’s worth revisiting the question of how the federal government should pursue enforceable new trade agreements to advance these goals.

John G. Murphy
Shipping containers stacked on a ship as it is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.

The Trade Facilitation Agreement will cut red tape and streamline customs procedures.

Sean Hackbarth