Yet Another Open Letter to the Cronyist-in-Chief

by Don Boudreaux on May 23, 2019

in Agriculture, Crony Capitalism, Subsidies, Trade

Mr. Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20500

Mr. Trump:

Recognizing that your trade war – more precisely, your war on Americans who purchase imports – reduces American agricultural exports, you refer to the producers of these exports as “our great patriotic farmers.”

Question: if these farmers are so patriotic, why must you bribe them – with $16 billion pulled from the pockets and purses of the great majority of Americans who aren’t farmers – not to oppose your trade war?

Sincerely,
Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
and
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

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