Category Archives: Media Appearances

In the News: Pro Act

The Washington Examiner‘s Sean Higgins quotes me in an article on the PRO Act, a labor policy bill the House will likely vote on this Thursday:

That’s close enough to card check, said Ryan Young, senior fellow for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, since it means that unions could in theory be granted recognition even if it is unclear whether they would have won an election. “The PRO Act shifts the burden of proof onto the employer for proving they didn’t interfere in an election,” Young said. “Currently, it’s innocent until proven guilty. The PRO Act would reverse that.”

The PRO Act rules would encourage unions to try to game the system by pushing for recognition if they feel the current NLRB is sympathetic, Young said. The board’s majority is nominated by the president and as a result typically moves along with the current administration.

Read the whole thing here. I previously wrote about the PRO Act here.

I will also be doing a radio interview later today with Rick Trader on his syndicated Conservative Commandos show.

In the News: Trade Policy in 2020

The Washington Examiner‘s Sean Higgins quotes me in a piece looking at possible developments in trade policy in 2020, now that China Phase One and USMCA are finished:

Ryan Young, a trade policy expert with the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, nevertheless sees the threat of renewed trade wars as low for the foreseeable future. The administration has an interest in not stirring things up too much before the fall elections, he said. “Of course, with this administration, things can change with a single tweet,” he said.

Read the whole thing here.

In the News: China Phase One Trade Deal

I am briefly quoted in a lengthy Washington Times story about the Phase One trade deal with China that was signed this week.

In the News: China Trade

I can’t read the article due to a paywall, but I am quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the just-signed Phase One of a trade agreement with China.

In the Media: Regulation

Wayne Crews and I are both quoted in an Epoch Times writeup on regulatory burdens in 2019.

In the Media: USMCA

Yesterday’s New York Times notes CEI’s opposition to USMCA:

Free traders have also panned the deal, which aims to encourage North American manufacturing by raising barriers to products made outside the continent. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit public policy organization that advocates limited government, announced that the new agreement’s “trade-unrelated provisions and political giveaways set precedents that could harm future trade agreements for decades to come.”

Full article here. Iain Murray’s and my joint statement opposing USMCA is here.

In the Media: USMCA

The Wall Street Journal‘s Jeffrey Sparshott quotes me in this morning’s Real Time Economics newsletter:

Don’t Call it Nafta

The House of Representatives approved President Trump’s amended North American trade pact on Thursday. The U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, passed by a 385 to 41 vote. The Senate is expected to approve the legislation early next year, after which the president would sign it into law. Mexico’s Senate has approved the deal, but it needs ratification in Canada to enter into force and replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Ryan Young: “Its economic impact will be almost too small to measure.”

The newsletter is here. My original statement is here. Iain Murray and I came out against USMCA here.