A strong Taiwan and U.S.-backed Asian democracies can counter China

A strong Taiwan and U.S.-backed Asian democracies can counter China

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang For decades Taiwan has enjoyed the widespread bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress, no matter what the stance of the executive branch. When President Jimmy Carter established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC), de-recognized Taiwan’s Republic of China(ROC) or KMT regime, and terminated the U.S.-ROC […]

‘Gamechanger’: U.S. crude oil production hit a five-decade high in 2017

‘Gamechanger’: U.S. crude oil production hit a five-decade high in 2017

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2018 In November 2017, U.S. crude oil production hit 10.038 million barrels per day, a level that had not been reached since 1970. “American crude oil is a gamechanger in international trade, global politics and domestic energy security,” Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, said in […]

‘Free but fair trade’: NAFTA, China and the India success story

‘Free but fair trade’: NAFTA, China and the India success story

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Back in Ronald Reagan’s time, the underlining philosophical mantra of the extraordinary economic expansion was that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Namely, as entrepreneurialism and enterprise were encouraged, the results would create the rising tide of progress. But later, in the early 1990’s slowdown, […]

Don’t be so quick to knock Trump’s tariffs

Don’t be so quick to knock Trump’s tariffs

Special to WorldTribune , January 29, 2018 Commentary by David Morgan, Asheville Tribune The economic gurus are up in arms over President Donald Trump’s placing a few tariffs on some products; this time on washing machines and solar panels. The general mantra used is that tariffs are a bad idea and that these tariffs are […]

U.S. oil boom in 2018 seen having major economic impact

U.S. oil boom in 2018 seen having major economic impact

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2018 Spurred by a surge in shale oil, the United States is poised to break an output record that was set in 1970. U.S. oil production will soon top 10 million barrels per day and is expected to hit 11 million barrels per day by late 2019, a level that […]

Why the mass migration from the Blue States? Here’s why

Why the mass migration from the Blue States? Here’s why

by WorldTribune Staff, January 14, 2018 The top three states for out-migration between July 2016 and July 2017 were New York, California and Illinois – three deep Blue States with high taxes and high regulation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New York lost 190,508 residents to other states during the year ending last July […]

12 top staffers at Obamacare co-op for low-income workers were highly-paid

12 top staffers at Obamacare co-op for low-income workers were highly-paid

by WorldTribune Staff, January 11, 2018 A non-profit Obamacare co-op in New Mexico did not inform its mostly low-income customers that it was insolvent and also failed to reveal that its executives were paid up to $450,000 per year, a report said. New Mexico Health Connections, which burned through $77.3 million in federal loans awarded […]

More tax reform bonuses: Cuts in utility rates, 50 percent staff reduction at EPA

More tax reform bonuses: Cuts in utility rates, 50 percent staff reduction at EPA

by WorldTribune Staff, January 10, 2018 Several U.S. utility companies announced they are cutting rates as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was signed into law on Dec. 22. Effective on Jan. 1, the TCJA decreased the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Energy suppliers like Washington’s […]

2017: Prominent liberals and conservatives who were dead wrong about Donald Trump

2017: Prominent liberals and conservatives who were dead wrong about Donald Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, December 31, 2017 Predictions of Donald Trump’s demise have reached a crescendo several times since the big man descended the Trump Tower staircase to announce his candidacy for president. And we’re not just talking about political liberals. “The National Review crowd can’t admit they were wrong, dead wrong, about Donald Trump,” Rick Manning, president […]

Tax cut already bringing dividends; Sen. Scott, Ivanka Trump played key roles

Tax cut already bringing dividends; Sen. Scott, Ivanka Trump played key roles

by WorldTribune Staff, December 21, 2017 U.S. businesses responded immediately and positively to President Donald Trump’s Christmas gift of tax cuts. Americans may begin to see higher take home pay beginning in February. Reactions from businesses to the bill’s passage included: AT&T said it will pay $1,000 bonuses as soon as Trump signs the tax […]

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