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U.S. has huge Trade Deficit in Cars
April 2, 2018

Managed Trade beats Free Trade and Destroys U.S. Jobs

The easiest way for an impoverished country to grow rapidly is to adopt a policy known as "Managed Trade." This policy is almost the opposite of the "Free Trade" policy the U.S. has followed since World War II. By using...

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Free Trade leads to large trade deficits
March 18, 2018

Free Trade means big Trade Deficits for the U.S.

Before the 1830s, the idea of Free Trade did not exist. Every nation used tariffs and other barriers to prevent nations with more efficient economies from overpowering their home grown industries. For example, in the 16th century, England used tariffs...

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A big part of U.S. trade deficit is in cars
March 12, 2018

Trump Opponents Offer no Solution for Trade Deficit

As you might expect, President Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum are as carefully thought out as his reasons to build a wall on the Mexican border. They are announced with all the bluster and bullying of the man...

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