Trade war’s on, baby. Why is it happening? What’s at stake? How does free trade even work?
Are tariffs against China The Art of the Deal, or the tantrums of a madman? Is China a trade cheater or is Trump just pandering to the base?
Time to get some context.
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Sources & Notes
Banks reverse $1.7tn in funding to entrusted managers for WMPs: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-24/china-markets-reel-as-banks-unwind-1-7-trillion-in-shadow-funds
China and currency manipulation: Champs or chumps. (2017, March). The Economist
Details on Congressional bills giving greater leeway to presidents on tariffs: https://www.vox.com/2018/3/8/17097206/trump-tariffs-congress
Congress trying to restrict President’s trade tariff powers; https://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/chair/release/senators-introduce-legislation-to-require-congressional-approval-of-national-security-designated-tariffs
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