Monday, February 13, 2017

Knives, noses, and the faces of the American working class

From the American Enterprise Institute,  25 reasons why people think that protectionism- the economically disastrous policy that lies at the heart of President Trump's appeal to the working class- is actually going to help them, despite all the historical and economic evidence to the contrary.

Just as the President's "America First" isolationism will actually put China first and America last, his enormously popular plans to create barriers to foreign trade in order to benefit the American worker will, by all historical precedent prompt foreign nations to retaliate by refusing to buy American goods and driving American companies out of business, costing people the very jobs they thought they were saving by voting for Agent Orange. 

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