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  • Play Movie Heritage In Focus: Index of Economic Freedom Video Recorded on February 29, 2008 Heritage In Focus: Index of Economic Freedom

    Tim Kane explains how freedom is measured and why economic freedom matters…

  • Play Movie Tim Kane on Chinese Import Safety Video Recorded on September 5, 2007 Tim Kane on Chinese Import Safety

    Tim Kane discusses possible U.S responses to product safety violations related to imports on CNBCs Morning Call.…

  • Play Movie Tim Kane on the Economy on CNBC Video Recorded on August 3, 2007 Tim Kane on the Economy on CNBC

    Center for International Trade and Economics Director Tim Kane discusses job numbers and the state of the economy. ïÃ'¿Ã'½…

  • Commentary posted August 2, 2007 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. Examination of 'Elites' and the Military AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service—and How It Hurts Our Country.

    In 1915 Harvard University established one of the first ROTC programs in the country, but in 1969 the faculty voted 207-125 to deny course credit for ROTC and revoke faculty status of ROTC instructors. Nearly four decades later, the animosity of the Ivy League towards the military remains strong. This is taken by many as a symbol of a modern gap between America's…

  • Lecture posted August 1, 2007 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. American Competitiveness: Why Well-Intentioned Labor Regulations Can Hurt More Than Help

    Delivered June 14, 2007 As obvious is this may seem, every analysis of economic policy at the federal level in the United States must begin with recognition of the comprehensive, record-setting strength of the national economy. By almost every indicator, the American economy is prosperous, but especially so in comparison to other…

  • WebMemo posted July 30, 2007 by Tim Kane, Ph.D., Daniella Markheim TAA Reform Is Not Enough

    The $1 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) will expire at the end of September. The job training program was first adopted in 1962 to help Americans who were losing manufacturing jobs in an increasingly globalized economy. Despite its faulty design and poor track record, some Members of Congress want to expand the program to cover all sectors--even…

  • WebMemo posted July 27, 2007 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. Surprises in the Bullish GDP Report

    On Wall Street, there is a widening gulf between bulls and bears, and today's GDP report has surprises for both sides. On its face, the overall real growth rate of 3.4 percent in the second quarter of 2007 was higher than expected and higher than the average of 3.2 percent over recent decades. Yet the report cannot dispel the genuine threats to the economy, notably…

  • WebMemo posted July 20, 2007 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. CBO Weighs In on the All-Volunteer Force

    The Congressional Budget Office has released a major study[1] of the U.S. military's demographics under an all-volunteer framework versus the draft. The idea of reinstating the draft was a hot-button issue last November when Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), a leader and committee chairman in the newly elected Democratic majority, vocalized his intent to once again…

  • Play Movie Tim Kane on Trade Adjustment Assistance Video Recorded on July 12, 2007 Tim Kane on Trade Adjustment Assistance

    Center for International Trade & Economics Director Tim Kane will discuss trade adjustment assistance on CNN's…

  • Play Movie Tim Kane on the US trade deficit Video Recorded on July 10, 2007 Tim Kane on the US trade deficit

    Tim Kane discusses the positive economic impacts of US foriegn trade.…

  • Play Movie Tim Kane on Bloomberg Video Recorded on June 22, 2007 Tim Kane on Bloomberg

    Economist Tim Kane discusses the need for expanded international commerce and free enterprise on Bloomberg.…

  • Lecture posted June 20, 2007 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. Foreign Investment, Growth, and Economic Freedom: What Is OPIC's Role?

    Delivered May 24, 2007 The particular question facing the Subcommittee today is whether or not to reauthorize the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), presumably for another four years. OPIC's mission is "to mobilize and facilitate the participation of United States private capital and skills in the economic and social development of…

  • WebMemo posted June 11, 2007 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. Trade Deficits and Stolen Jobs: April Update

    According to the logic of protectionism, Michigan has been stealing jobs from other Midwestern states for years. By stealing automobile production that could be evenly spread around the country, the state has acquired an unfair advantage. One state over which Michigan has acquired such an advantage is Ohio. With the concentration of manufacturing to its north,…

  • WebMemo posted May 14, 2007 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. Are Foreign Trade and Investment Unbalanced?

    On May 10, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson led a small panel discussion about the importance of foreign direct investment in the American economy. Just a few hours earlier, a government report was released showing a trade deficit of $63.9 billion in March, nearly 10 percent higher than in February. The trade deficit is a favorite bogeyman of those who predict a…

  • Play Movie Heritage In Focus: In dex of Economic Freedom Video Recorded on May 7, 2007 Heritage In Focus: In dex of Economic Freedom

    Tim Kane discusses why economic freedom is important and how it is measured in Heritage In Focus.…