01.27.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 2

The president alone can conclude treaties and trade agreements, there is no role for Congress

By Robert Romano Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has proposed new legislation, S. 177, that would require a vote of Congress before the imposition or increase of any tariffs and other duties by President Donald Trump. Decades ago, Congress delegated much of its Article I authority to enact tariffs to the President, primarily to enforce trade agreements and to strengthen negotiating […]

Trump’s big labor play

By Robert Romano In his first 100 hours in office, President Donald Trump appears to have accomplished more for union households and working Americans than former President Barack Obama did in 8 years. And in the process, he may be shaking up the electoral map in ways that could reshape American politics for decades to come. With Trump’s rapid actions […]

01.24.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 1

Trump puts America first, withdraws U.S. from TPP

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump has taken office, and he is not wasting any time. In his first full business day in office, one of Trump’s first acts was via executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. With the stroke of a pen, Trump undid years of negotiations by the former Obama […]

01.18.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 2

Closing the book on the Obama economy

By Robert Romano There are less than 51 hours left in the Obama administration, which will end Jan. 20 at noon Eastern Standard Time. So, what will President Barack Obama’s legacy of office be? Obama will have headed the only administration in modern history that presided over an economy that never grew above an inflation-adjusted 3 percent. Such growth has […]

01.09.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 7

How Trump could increase military spending without increasing the deficit

By Natalia Castro In fiscal year 2016 the U.S. National debt rose $1.4 trillion to almost $20 trillion, a drag on the economy that has undermined sustainable economic growth for more than a decade now. Now, President-elect Donald Trump has an historic opportunity to make drastic moves to revitalize the economy and solve this debt dilemma. This $1.4 trillion debt […]

01.04.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 15

3 things Ben Carson could do to end public housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

By Robert Romano President-elect Donald Trump has selected renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a one-time opponent of Trump’s for the GOP nomination, to be the nation’s next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In making the nomination, Trump said, “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. […]

01.04.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 6

Dear President-elect Trump, bring back welfare reform

By Natalia Castro In 1996, President Clinton did something right in the field of welfare reform. With bipartisan support, changes made government assistance a true transition into the working world and required able bodied adults applying for welfare to prove they were actively job seeking. In 2012, President Obama removed this mandate, and now our labor force is suffering. Clinton’s […]

12.29.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 15

Is college a scam?

By Natalia Castro Millennials are quickly realizing college is not all it’s cracked up to be, or rather, all it’s priced up to be. College was meant to assist students to enter the workforce with a competitive edge which would drive up higher employment, instead Millennials are failing to enter the labor force, often returning home to their parents with […]

12.19.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 3

Fed needs to stop acting politically

By Natalia Castro In Sept. 2016, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon called for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in order to maintain a shred of credibility, saying, “I’d go sooner rather than later…” But when October rolled around, neither of these things occurred. The reasons behind the Fed’s reluctance to hike interest rates have been criticized, with critics […]

12.15.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 14

Does Café Hayek support China’s de facto currency tariff on U.S. goods?

By Robert Romano For the fourth time this year, George Mason University Economics Professor Don Boudreaux submitted a reply to my column. He calls them “letters,” and attaches a mailing address at the bottom of each, although to be honest, I’ve never actually received any of these letters either via email or via the Post Office or fax. I think […]

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