Donald L. Luskin

Trump Wants to Cut Interest Rates. Powell Should Do It Anyway.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
The chairman made the case last year for easing if the yield curve inverts—as it did in March.
It’s So Time to Cut Rates
Monday, June 3, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
It would take two cuts to un-invert funds-10. Powell: “your policy’s tighter than you think.”
On China’s Trade War “White Paper”
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
A tough statement about US/China negotiations means China is still in negotiations.
On the Mexico Tariffs
Friday, May 31, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
This one’s for the base. Trade war, meet immigration war.
Sympathy for the Tariff Devil
Friday, May 17, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
It’s probably a ploy, but if not, this is no Smoot-Hawley. The real risk is Chinese recession.
What you're not hearing about tariffs, Trump and Alexander Hamilton
Friday, May 10, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
How I learned to stop worrying and love tariffs. For a while, anyway.
What you're not hearing about US/China trade talks
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
Do higher tariffs tomorrow mean a forever-war with China?
On Trump’s Tariff Tweets
Monday, May 6, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
This is how deals are done. Trump has to act crazy and scare markets, or he won’t scare Xi.
On the April Jobs Report
Friday, May 3, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
Today’s strong numbers are as full of contradictions as February’s weak ones.
On the May FOMC
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Donald L. Luskin
Trump is right, and if inflation stays “wonderfully low,” even Powell will agree to cut rates.

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