Trump Tariffs
by | Jun 23, 2019

Remember when Hank Williams Jr. was fired from his Monday Night Football gig when he compared then President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler? This led Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to sing “You can’t compare the president to Hitler!” in…

by | Jun 4, 2019

Tariffs are a popular remedy to maintain a favorable balance of trade and create domestic jobs. Some believe tariffs will foster a renaissance of American manufacturing, but let’s consider the facts. America has six million unfilled jobs, with almost every…

by | May 16, 2019

President Donald Trump and his supporters often tell us that he is fundamentally a free trader. The current trade war with China, they say, is simply the small price we must pay now for a world of much freer trade…

by | May 2, 2019

The United States has been plagued with uncertainty ever since President Donald Trump started his trade disputes with many of our trading partners. From steel and aluminum tariffs to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and replacing it…

by | Apr 11, 2019

Trade agreements have been greatly successful at lowering trade barriers around the world. But they’re not without their flaws. Each agreement, in practice, tends to retain some counterproductive protectionist policies and may even export some bad policies. The United States-Mexico-Canada…

by | Mar 6, 2019

Reports indicate that China and the United States are close to ending their trade war, and it would appear this battle will result in no long-term winners. Bloomberg reported that the tariffs imposed by President Trump could be lifted if…

by | Feb 28, 2019

Protectionism begets protectionism. The latest example of this sad state of affairs comes to us via the U.S. International Trade Commission. It ruled in January that American producers of line pipe are being hurt by imports of large-diameter line pipe…

by | Feb 21, 2019

If you drive an imported car, as I do, your vehicle may soon be declared a national security risk by the Department of Commerce. If you drive an American-assembled car, your car may also pose a threat to U.S. national…

by | Jul 2, 2018

While President Trump has framed his tariffs as a method of protecting American businesses and jobs, General Motors on Friday became the latest company to warn that move could backfire. The company said those tariffs on cars and parts used…

by | May 25, 2018

Bad news: there’s another national security crisis. And no, it has nothing to do with cancelling the Iran deal or the Singapore summit. It’s cars. We don’t make enough cars. Or something like that. At least, that’s the rationale the…

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