Chickens coming home to roost?

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Well, well, well. Scaremongering and doomists have been predicting the end of Britain once we Brits leave the European Union—and a double dose of...

Trump’s Tariffs Are An Appallingly Inefficient Method Of Raising Tax Revenue

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President Donald Trump is hailing the money pouring into the Treasury from those import tariffs that have been imposed upon those things we all...

Free The Bangladeshi Salt Industry – Kill The Import Tariffs

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An interesting little puzzle from Bangladesh concerning the salt industry. The particular complaint is that certain nefarious types are subverting the tariff protection enjoyed...

Of Course The US Trade Deficit Is Up – The US Economy Is Booming

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A nice little story showing how wrong so many are about trade and the economy - worries that the US trade deficit is expanding....

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

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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

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

Trump Withdrawing US From WTO Would Be Complete Disaster For America

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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...