Free Trade

How the Carolinas could suffer from Trump’s tariffs

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: In the last election and on the global stage, President Donald Trump talked tough on trade. It’s us versus them and we’re losing, he says. Put simply, he views the current trade deficit, when we import more from a country than we export to it, as detrimental to American jobs. Since January, that trade […]

In dairy, a cutthroat U.S. business versus a Canadian cartel

BUFFALO NEWS: And American dairy interests aren’t the only ones exasperated by the Canadian system. Canada’s Consumer Choice Center estimated last year that Canada’s supply management systems for dairy, eggs and poultry cost families an extra $257 to $420 (USD) per year.

When it comes to Canadian dairy, Trump is right

HAMILTON SPECTATOR: In most circumstances, President Trump is wrong about trade, but he is right to call Canada’s supply management system a “disgrace.”

Boeing proves protectionism doesn’t pay

COMMENT CENTRAL: Consumer Choice Center’s Yaël Ossowski argues that the Boeing-Bombardier affair shows that waging trade wars isn’t to anyone’s benefit, certainly not consumers, workers, and citizens who have the most at stake.

Workers can’t afford tariffs or a trade war, President Trump

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Considering that millions of American consumers depend on imports for dozens of their appliances and goods at home, tariffs end up hurting them the most instead.

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