Trump has brought us to the brink of a trade war. Before we take the plunge, let's remember what we are risking – and why.
A Canadian professor looks at the effects of these old ills on Canada, a 21st century nation. It is not pretty.
Trump's tariffs threatens a trade war. His opponents cite the famous conclusions of David Ricardo about free trade – while forgetting what he said.
Summary: Stratfor looks at trade, one of the great engines of prosperity in the post-WWII world. Amidst all America's whining about the unfairness of trade, many industries rely on the great array of treaties to facilitate free trade -- such as farming. Will Trump's ignorance wreck this, or will this be another of his faux … Continue reading Stratfor: will Trump end free trade in food, & wreck US farmers?
Summary: Trump and other opponents of free trade make many bold claims about its harmful effects. Here Ed Dolan looks at the facts to see if they agree with Trump. That is nice to know before Trump attacks the global trade system, a pillar of the world order that has brought unprecedented prosperity to the world. … Continue reading A powerful defense of free trade by Ed Dolan, before Trump attacks it