Why Illinois farmers should support President Trump’s steel tariffs

Over the past two decades, US farmers and manufacturers have struggled mightily against subsidized competition from overseas. Almost 5 million factory jobs have disappeared since 2000, including almost 300,000 in Illinois alone. This decline in good jobs has been particularly evident in America’s steel sector, with massive overproduction in China driving a global steel glut that has…

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There Won’t Be A Trade War With China

In the wake of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to impose modest tariffs on Chinese steel imports, a deluge of ostensibly “conservative,” Reagan-era think tanks began zealously parroting an archaic and repeatedly disproven boogeyman of the Eastern intellectual establishment: that tariffs are inherently evil and caused the Great Depression. [John Griffing | May 7, 2018 | WND]…

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China hits back at U.S. ‘Orwellian nonsense’ jab over its Taiwan rule for airlines

“This is Orwellian nonsense and part of a growing trend by the Chinese Communist Party to impose its political views on American citizens and private companies,” Sanders said. She said the Trump administration is calling on China “to stop threatening and coercing American carriers and citizens.” Japan Times News Beijing has dismissed the White House’s criticism of China’s…

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How China has targeted U.S. industries

China has long prosecuted a trade war against American industries and workers. Finally, we have a president willing to take up arms but he is widely disparaged by academic economists — who are generally sympathetic to the resist Trump movement and prescribe more Obama-era appeasement. [Peter Morici | May 3, 2018 | Washington Times] Supported, for…

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