Free Trade & Trade Policy

Tariff Walls and Trade Wars Equal Government Planning

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Trade wars are dangerous and harmful policies for governments to pursue. They hurt consumers due to higher prices and fewer alternatives; they reduce competitive opportunities for producers by restricting markets; and they narrow the benefits that come from a market-based system of division of labor in which each participant tends to devote his or her efforts to supplying the ... [click for more]

Trump’s Protectionist Follies Threaten a Trade War

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President Donald Trump has announced the planned imposition of a new, 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on foreign made aluminum entering the United States. This has brought about threats of trade retaliation by a number of America’s trading partners. The menacing clouds of a possible trade war are showing themselves on the global ... [click for more]

Trump’s Economic Warfare Targets Innocent Bystanders

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An often forgotten truth is that it is not just military warfare that can cause injury to innocent bystanders, the same inescapably happens in economic warfare initiated by governments, as well. But in the latter case the human “collateral damage” is a targeted victim. On March 29, 2017, “The Wall Street Journal” ran a story highlighting the Trump Administration’s likely ... [click for more]
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