At the most basic level, tariffs are a punishment intended for foreign countries that actually penalize American citizens.
Some Trump diehards think the president’s tariffs are a strategic masterstroke in negotiation, but the harm they will do belies that idea.
Trump’s unilateral actions on steel and aluminum tariffs epitomize the dangers of the longstanding and, regrettably, bipartisan trend toward excessive concentration of power in the executive branch.
World trade in goods and services has morphed into a gigantic manipulative carnival of currency trading. This needs to change.
Comparing either Trump or Obama to Lincoln isn’t necessarily a positive exercise. Regardless, Trump is clearly the heir-apparent.
The U.S. government taxes butter to allow American farmers to charge American consumers higher prices. This kind of protectionism is to blame for high food prices, cronyism, and economic waste, explains a new paper.
Your job belongs to the person who pays you to do it. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton all say the opposite, but they’re lying to get your vote.
According to Team Trump, Trump’s import tax would force Americans to pay 10 to 15 percent more for food, clothing, shoes, electronics, and other basic necessities.
Scott Lincicome and David Harsanyi discuss why everything Donald Trump says about trade is wrong. Rebecca Cusey reviews Michael Bay’s “13 Hours.”
Donald Trump’s China trade plan would make American families pay a lot more for food, clothing, electronics, and everything else that now says ‘Made in China.’
Americans currently pay high taxes on food, clothing, automobiles, industrial inputs and other goods and services, and their own trade policy keeps it that way.
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