May 17, 2019

Thoughts On The Trade War

While it is true that the Chinese have illegally appropriated huge quantities of American intellectual property, I believe that we have received greater benefits in return. Without the cheap goods produced in China, prices may very well have been much higher for vast quantities of key products for U.S. consumers. And without Chinese purchases of U.S. debt, interest rates could have been much higher, making borrowing more expensive for both businesses and consumers. It’s hard to quantify just how important these benefits have been for an economy such as ours, which has been driven for decades by borrowing and spending.

May 15, 2019

Trade War: "You don't win a war by shooting your own troops!"

The idea that we have more weapons in the trade war because we can tariff more products is wrongheaded. Tariffs hurt the country that imposes them the most, not the other way around. You don't win a war by shooting your own troops!

Trump Realizes The Current American Economy Is Weak

Trump's longing for the good old days when America actually made things and ran trade surplus proves that Trump realizes the current American economy is weak. He just pretends that it's strong so he can take credit for it as he campaigns to win a second term.

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