Tag Archives: protectionism

Trade Wars and the Clash of Perceptions

Trump sees China as a wealthy country with many poor people, while China sees itself as a poor country with wealthy people.

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Is There Method to Trump’s Trade Madness?

Why are Republicans siding with Trump’s trade war? Is it because they are dead-set against the European economic model which seeks social balance?

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US: No Positive-Sum Trade and Economic Strategy

The Trump administration places too much emphasis on reducing the trade deficit — and not enough on investing in future U.S. competitiveness.

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Toward a Trump Trade Round: Time to Negotiate!

The world has recoiled from Trump’s unilateralism. But history tells us that good things can come from false starts.

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Trump’s Steel Tariffs: Soft on China and Russia, Tough on Allies

Everything you always wanted to know about section 232 of the U.S. Act on steel and aluminum, but were always afraid to ask.

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Protectionism Is Back on the US Policy Agenda

Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum poses the danger of a costly tit-for-tat whereby U.S. trade protection will be countered by others.

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America First — Or Against All?

To Trump, everything in politics – even at the global trade stage – is about him personally and how it affects his business interests.

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Free and Fair US Trade?

The Donald Trump administration aims at redefining US trade relationships with the rest of the world to make trade “free and fair” again.

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How to Assess the Trump Economy in a Global Context

A reality check on what’s really ahead for US infrastructure, tax cuts, health care and protectionism.

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How Mark Twain Became a Free Trader

The 1888 Great Debate over US trade policy inspired literary luminaries like Walt Whitman and Mark Twain to take sides.

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