Great Decisions 2017: Trade and Politics

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When:
April 24, 2017 @ 10:15 am America/New York Timezone
2017-04-24T10:15:00-04:00
2017-04-24T10:30:00-04:00
Where:
Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Rd
Southampton
NY 11968
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rogers Memorial Library
631-283-0774

The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade—have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing. Obtaining an accurate picture of U.S. economic stature requires a critique of those numbers. Only then can the U.S. develop appropriate policy solutions. Register at www.myrml.org or call (631) 283-0774 x 523.

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