//  4/9/17  //  Topic Update

As President Trump prepares to meet with President Xi Jinping of China, several safeguards that have prevented a trade war between the U.S. and China are no longer present, argues Daniel Ikenson in Cato@Liberty.

President Trump signed two executive orders Friday, intended to combat what the President views as unfair trade practices that damage the U.S. economy (WSJ).

  • The orders can be found here and here.
  • The trade orders are inconsequential and reflective of the failure of President Trump’s broader trade agenda, writes Paul Krugman (NYT).
  • Although Trump did not sign the executive orders at the signing ceremony (WaPo), he reportedly signed them later (WSJ).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Senate confirmed Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve chair.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Federal Reserve vice chairman urged central banks to "tread cautiously" with digital currencies.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Update | Week of October 30, 2017

11/6/17  //  Daily Update

The Trump Administration has taken dozens of deregulatory executive actions. Thanks to a series of resignations, President Trump has a rare opportunity to reshape the Federal Reserve’s board of governors.