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Tariffs Are Evil

Tariffs Are Evil

  By Richard Colman When America imposes a tariff on a foreign product, an American manufacturer of the same or a similar product becomes less competitive, charges higher prices, and produces a lower quality good. Look at Japanese cars, many of which are made in America.  Japanese auto companies produce high-quality vehicles that are often […]

Tariffs: Scary? Or Sensible?

Tariffs: Scary? Or Sensible?

by Phil Erwin Well, the President’s made good on another campaign promise. Or more accurately, he’s threatened to make good on imposing tariffs on “cheatin’ China” (he didn’t coin that phrase, but he could have.) The Constitution puts tariffs squarely in the Congressional bailiwick. So when a President threatens tariffs, it could be more a […]

Beware of Trade Wars By Richard Eber

Beware of Trade Wars By Richard Eber

, By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   When Donald Trump proposed that a 20% import border tax be imposed on imports of food, medicines, and manufactured goods from Mexico, a major red flag was raised by the American business community.  This was not about paying for the construction of a wall to […]

Should Trump Impose Tariffs on China and Mexico?

Should Trump Impose Tariffs on China and Mexico?

. By Robert W. McGee Should Donald Trump impose a 35% tariff on the importation of goods from China and Mexico as he proposes to do once inaugurated? The short answer, for two reasons, is NO. Reason number one has to do with utilitarian ethics. Nearly all studies conducted by unbiased economists have found that […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secrecy Plus “Fast Track” Does Not Equal Free Trade

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secrecy Plus “Fast Track” Does Not Equal Free Trade

    By Thomas L. Knapp US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wants president Barack Obama to declassify details of an upcoming “free trade agreement,” the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Obama’s response incorporates two mutually exclusive claims: First, that the deal isn’t secret and that Warren’s just tub-thumping to rouse her progressive base; second, that okay, yes, parts […]