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Does Trump tariff punish US consumers for China's misbehaviour?

Most economists view lower tariffs as a win for the US economy, even if China doesn't reciprocate

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One school of economic thought argues that bilateral agreements are better than multilateral ones. When it comes to trade with China, it often seems that President Donald Trump is his own worst enemy. Unilaterally raising tariffs, as Trump is threatening, is akin to punishing US consumers for China’s misbehavior. Most economists view lower tariffs as a win for the US economy, even if China doesn’t reciprocate. Of course, they say, the world economy would be even stronger if tariffs were lowered across the board. There are a handful of economists, however, who ...