If You Want to Be a Trade Hawk …

Source: The Dispatch
by Kevin D Williamson

“Donald Trump loves tariffs. Joe Biden loves tariffs. The next president elected to lead these United States of America is — probably! — going to be a guy who loves tariffs. He will be surrounded by people who love tariffs or by people who will, for the right salary and an occasional chance for throne-sniffing, pretend to love tariffs. There’s a whole hatchery of trade hawks in the making out there. … there are those who argue for a very broad interpretation of security sensitivity, one that encompasses not only manufactured goods used by military and intelligence agencies but also critical industrial inputs of all kinds: rare-earth minerals, microprocessors, steel — hell, Sen. Marco Rubio thinks sugar is a national-security priority. (It is a priority to some of his cronies in Florida, for sure.) The problem with that tendency toward strategic autarky is that it isn’t … strategic.” (07/08/24)

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