Connecting the Dots, July 2017

Why Robots Will Win the Coming Trade Wars

July 25, 2017

The first step to surviving a war is knowing which side you are on. But in a trade war, that’s not always easy.

Trump’s Terrific Trade War

July 18, 2017

Like him or not, you can’t deny that Donald Trump thinks big. All his ideas are huge, beautiful, unbelievable, fantastic.

Trade and National Defense Are Now the Same Thing

July 11, 2017

Removing barriers to international trade has both upside and downside. Donald Trump is now president in part because he focused on the downside: lost US jobs, closed factories, blighted communities.

Janet Yellen’s Secret Signal: Time to Look Abroad?

July 3, 2017

Top central bankers choose their words carefully. They know sending the wrong signals can unleash havoc, and they’ll get blamed for it. More important, as masters in acrobatic flip-flopping and backpedaling, they rarely promise a specific outcome.