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Topics: economic recession

Trump beware — China lies and cheats on trade deals and will likely do so again



This article originally appeared on Fox News China refused Saturday to accept a Trump administration demand that it buy an extra $200 billion in U.S. goods and services each year by 2020, but agreed to “significantly increase” purchases from America by an unspecified amount. This progress prompted the U.S. to suspend plans to slap billions of dollars in new tariffs on Chinese products, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We have made very meaningful progress, and we agreed …

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Immigrants Flood Into Europe



“It doesn’t matter if we Spaniards do not have enough children, as long as foreign migrants come to Spain and have kids here,” the head of a major conservative Spanish think tank said to me a couple of years ago. I had suggested to him that the center-right Partido Popular—now the governing party in Spain—promote pro-natal policies. But can immigration really make up for Spain’s growing birth deficit? Since 2011, when we had our conversation, …

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Is Barack Obama the Worst President in American History?



For the past six years, America has been atoning for its great sin of slavery. I use the word “sin” because the secular creed on which our country was founded informs us that all men are created equal. The stain of slavery violated that creed. Slavery ended in this country a long time ago, of course. In 1863, to be exact, when Republican President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. For over 151 years, all …

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President’s Page: One Answer to the Current Economic Crisis: Encourage Childbearing



If we are indeed headed into a recession, as many predict, then America’s birth rate will begin to fall. Recessions depress childbearing — the Great Depression certainly did — as the economic uncertainty discourages would-be parents from bringing new life into the world. But more babies, as a moment’s reflection will reveal, would actually be good for the economy, and not just over the long run. Missing the Obvious But who will make this case? …

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