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Some Trade Links

My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy wants no more “winning” as defined by Trump and his triumvirate of economically ignorant trade advisors.

Richard Rahn exposes more of the fallacies that fuel Trump’s cronyist policy of punitively taxing Americans who purchase imports.

Reason Editor-in-Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward – along with Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch – discuss, in this podcast, the idiocy of Trump’s trade pronouncements.

Simon Lester makes the case for standing up, resolutely, to Trump and his absurd assertions about trade.  A slice:

Trade policy looks pretty bleak in the face of these tariffs, which would create a loophole in the system that others are sure to utilize as well. If the U.S. can impose these tariffs on steel and aluminum on the basis of “national security,” someone else is sure to try for tariffs on food, or clothing, or various other products on the same basis. But the tariffs haven’t been imposed yet. Until they are, everyone should push back in every way they can think of.

A Chinese Consumer’s Perspective on Chinese Trade Policy.”