Category: Economics

Farmers Hit Hard by Trump’s Policies on Trade, Immigration

Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in…
U.S. Trade, Immigration and Biofuel Policies Hit Farmers Hard

DES MOINES, Iowa >> Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved…
One Sure Way to Hurt the U.S. Economy? Cut Immigration

What caused the Great Depression? Most people would probably say that the trigger was the stock market crash of 1929. From peak to trough, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 88 percent of its value, and the index didn’t…
Trump’s Tariffs, not Immigration, May Lead to Lost U.S. Jobs

President Donald Trump ran his 2016 election campaign based in part on the idea that immigration and unfair trade practices cost American jobs. And he’s put that notion into practice. As his administration executes policies for both immigration and trade,…
The Trump Administration Is Driving Away Immigrant Entrepreneurs

In late May, the Department of Homeland Security announced its plans to rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule, an Obama-era provision that allowed foreign-born entrepreneurs to stay in the United States for up to five years to expand their businesses, granted…
The Startup Community Must Defend Merit-Based Immigration

The Trump administration just moved to kill a key tool to support immigrant entrepreneurs, and the startup community must make our voice heard to save it. Supported by Republicans and Democrats, the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) operates like a startup…