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WSJ: Trump’s Trade Threats Are Hurting Growth

Tariff tensions promote economic uncertainty, which in turn inhibits business investment. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon May 9, 2018 6:38 pm ET Economic uncertainty and prosperity are sworn enemies—when uncertainty reigns, prosperity fades. Uncertainty undermines prosperity by sapping investor and consumer confidence, choking off private investment, and suppressing consumer spending. The depression...
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WSJ: Trump, Tariffs and the Protectionist Temptation

The trade balance doesn’t matter for U.S. prosperity. But America could benefit from updating and enforcing its trade deals, especially with China. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon March 23, 2018 6:39 pm ET Any objective analysis of America’s economic history discredits the notion that the trade balance has a defined relationship with...
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