Tag: trade policy
Promises, Promises: Financing President Trump’s Wall

President Trump is going back on his campaign promise of making Mexico pay for “the wall”.

Government Obstructions on Importation and Immigration Are Parallel Forms of Plunder

Two cases of government obstructions at the border.

I Hope Russia Wins

We’re not talking about the World Cup here, but Russia’s challenge to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.

The EU’s Thousands of Senseless Tariffs Simply Serve to Punish the Poor

My report A Trade Policy for a Brexited Britain, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs last month, had a short section on EU tariffs. I gave the example of how in October last year EU tariffs on orange imports were quintupled from 3.2 percent to 16 percent. This example has been challenged by...
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NPR Blows a Chance to Teach Sound Economics

This week, thanks to the Independent Institute, I was interviewed by NPR’s Marketplace for a piece on Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on goods that come from China. (It’s the first story for the January 3 show here at 2:44.) The interviewer wanted to look back at the effects of the Reagan administration’s...
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