Trump’s USMCA – Change Nafta’s Name, Pleasure The Base, Declare Victory,...

President Donald Trump is doing the victory lap as he celebrates his new USMCA trade agreement. Which is, essentially, Nafta with the name changed....

Export Taxes Are A Bad Idea, Obviously Enough

There has been some work done on optimal export tariffs but for there to be such an optimal one at a rate above zero...

Trade Doesn’t Steal Domestic Jobs – But Trade Might Steal Foreign...

It is a standard observation that trade - or imports if you prefer - doesn't change the number of jobs in the economy doing...

On The History Of Tariffs And Their Effects

Useful stuff as we observe the mess the protectionists are making of the world today: Three tariff lessons from US interwar history Eric Bond, Mario Crucini,...

Apparently Trump Has Lowered US Exports

This is definitely pinch of salt time but foreigners are so disapproving of Trump that they're buying fewer American exports. MKy own best guess...

Trump Withdrawing US From WTO Would Be Complete Disaster For America

It would appear that Donald Trump has simply no clue at all about how the World Trade Organisation works. For if he did he'd...