Begging Permission to Buy and Sell Freely

Source: The American Spectator
by Veronique de Rugy

“The United States is known as the land of the free, but it has become a place where the government decides whom we are allowed to buy from and sell to. For instance, when denied the freedom to trade without paying an expensive import tax, many Americans will find themselves begging our trade overlords for an exemption. This is, I believe, a fair description of the Biden administration’s decision to not only maintain ineffective import taxes — also called tariffs — but to re-up the listless exemption process. … By staying with the tariffs, the administration continues to signal a belief that when it comes to trade, Uncle Sam always knows best. While tariffs are pitched to the public as a way to help domestic workers or boost U.S. competitiveness, they always penalize domestic consumers through fewer choices and higher prices.” (10/13/21)

https://spectator.org/begging-permission-to-buy-and-sell-freely/