America's Trade Follies: Turning Economic Leadership into by Bernard K. Gordon

By Bernard K. Gordon

America's exchange Follies controversially argues that the worldwide political economic system is hardening into local blocs, in North the US, Latin the USA, Europe and the Asia Pacific, prepared round a robust fiscal base and suspicious of one another. Bernard ok. Gordon's masterful research exhibits that this department threatens American prosperity by way of restricting US entry to the world's richest and biggest markets, and endangers US defense through dividing the globe alongside fiscal and political strains. Provocative, unique and stimulating this booklet is vital examining for all these attracted to American politics, alternate and foreign political economic climate.

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6 World export shares, 1996 (total ϭ $5,266 billion). The trade deficit This chapter has so far described a highly positive picture of America’s export performance, both in the short-term and over much longer periods. But at least since 1971, when President Nixon devalued the dollar and imposed a surcharge on America’s imports, America’s trade debate has been shaped primarily by worries about the trade deficit. Those worries now drive America’s trade policy. The issue came to a head in the 1980s, when the trade deficit suddenly swelled, and in 1987 peaked at nearly $160 billion.

In this book, when figures for US exports are given, the source is normally the US Commerce Department. However, because those data do not include costs of freight and insurance, they are lower than the figures the IMF America’s trade in its global context 33 reports as the corresponding imports. ” (freight-alongside basis) US Commerce Dept. 6 billion. 30 International Monetary Fund, Direction of Trade Statistics Yearbook, 1997, p. 270. 31 US, Foreign Trade Highlights, 1998. 3 Regionalism in Europe A model for the past or the future?

A former Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors (Laura d’Andrea Tyson) has made a similar point: “the absolute size of the trade deficit measured in dollars is irrelevant. A preferable measure is the size of the deficit compared with the overall size of the economy,” The New York Times, 24 November, 1997. 9 trade data, for merchandise only and with services included, are from Foreign Trade Highlights, 1996, op. ; 1997 figure from US Department of Commerce, Foreign Trade Highlights, “FT900” Series, 2 June, 1998.

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