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May 16 2019
“China said on Monday it would impose higher tariffs on most U.S. imports on a revised $60 billion target list, hitting back at a tariff hike by Washington on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a further escalation of a bitter trade war.” (Reuters)
The left criticizes Trump’s tactics and is pessimistic about a favorable resolution.
“To make the case for his trade war, and toThe Flip Side
Mar 11 2019
“The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that a 12.4 percent jump in the goods deficit in December had contributed to the record $891.3 billion goods trade shortfall last year. The overall trade deficit surged 12.5 percent to $621.0 billion in 2018, the largest since 2008.” Reuters
Many on both sides agree that the increased trade deficit is not a sign of economic malaise, and,The Flip Side
Mar 06 2019
Where’s the Valium? Mass quantities may be needed to calm the apparent media panic over Wednesday’s Commerce Department report that the U.S. trade deficit hit a record last year. Everyone can calm down, and President Trump can take a bow that his tax reform and deregulation are working as intended.Wall Street Journal (Opinion)
Dec 09 2018
After spending months complaining about the disparity between the United States and other nations' duties, along with the unfair treatment of U.S. exporters, President Trump is once again threatening to pull the plug on one of the best tariff-equalizing deals ever made: the North American Free Trade Agreement. As always, his allies argue that this is a brilliant negotiating strategy to forceReason
Dec 06 2018
The president’s protectionist agenda threatens U.S. businesses and consumers.Reason
Jul 29 2018
Why trade deficits are not a sign of economic trouble, and trade surpluses are not necessarily a sign of economic health.National Review
Jun 28 2018
More government control over the U.S. economy will make the U.S. more like China.Reason
Jun 07 2018
The GOP betrays its principles for the sake of political expediency.Reason
May 25 2018
The president should stop worrying about the trade deficit and learn to love free trade.
"We're putting the trade war on hold," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced on Sunday. "It's about structural changes. It's about lowering tariffs. China has committed to lower tariffs on many things and made structural changes to protect our technology."
Alas, that didn't settle theReason