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Re: Mr. Trump to Impose Stiff Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
« Reply #540 on: August 09, 2018, 11:08:19 AM »
I think LC that you are a Chinese spy.

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Re: Mr. Trump to Impose Stiff Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
« Reply #541 on: August 09, 2018, 07:42:58 PM »
I think LC that you are a Chinese spy.

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You should hit up some of cobafdek's thorazine. He thinks I have multiple personalities, maybe you can compare notes?  :P ;D

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Re: Mr. Trump to Impose Stiff Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
« Reply #542 on: August 09, 2018, 10:02:08 PM »
I see you've developed a sense of humor, if only just a sense!   ;D
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Re: Mr. Trump to Impose Stiff Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
« Reply #545 on: September 19, 2018, 06:01:15 AM »
One take on this implies that the measures taken are part of short-term negotiation tactics in order to restore "fair trade".

Some of it is populist in nature but how the movement has caught on signals a longer-term evolution with nationalist undertones as China is economically getting too close for comfort.

Useful to look at the evolution path taken by one of the architects and test the underlying assumptions.
https://assets.realclear.com/files/2018/09/1012_regulation-v41n3-1-update.pdf

Seemingly unrelated but, for every action, there is a reaction.
https://assets.realclear.com/files/2018/09/1011_b60ba225-49f3-4bd7-991e-4a71650eb598.pdf

The US economy continues its recovery under the recent largest fiscal stimulus outside of war conditions and Chinese officials are becoming advocates for free trade. Interesting times.

Opinion: In terms of the protectionist agenda, we are not even close to the end of the beginning.

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Re: Mr. Trump to Impose Stiff Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
« Reply #546 on: September 20, 2018, 04:29:48 AM »
I think one of the misconceptions is that “fair trade” equals a balanced trade balance. However fair trade just means that both parties play by the same rules. It’s just like assuming that a fair soccer game equals a draw.

Not that China plays by the same rules, but even if they did, there would be a substantial trade imbalance with the US.
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Re: Mr. Trump to Impose Stiff Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
« Reply #547 on: September 20, 2018, 09:31:15 AM »
Trump started the tariff BS as a negotiating tactic - and f'd up
Trump then thought he was playing poker, doubled down - and f'd up again
Now with sagging opinion polls, Trump desperately needs a win on the trade front - before the mid-terms are deceided in 6 weeks.
More and bigger farm bail-outs, keep oil prices low!, and now threats against domestic inteference.

So why on earth resolve a trade deal now, versus just wait 7 weeks? and let the losses bite harder.
Could result in a brand new political evironment.
 
Aparently, this is called winning.

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Re: Mr. Trump to Impose Stiff Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
« Reply #549 on: September 20, 2018, 11:34:51 AM »
If a trade war forces North Korea to get rid of it's nukes, it's well worth the price.