Read The Economist’s articles, “The return of economic nationalism,” “The battle of Smoot-Hawley,” this Brookings Institute article, “Trumps trade policy protecting American workers at the expense of American consumers,” as well as this article, “The effects of Donald Trump’s trade war.” Watch this video, “A Farmer on Trump’s Trade War,”
Do you believe President Trump’s trade policies will ensure American jobs and strengthen the American Economy? Or does this form of protectionism harken back to the Smoot-Hawley bill passed in 1930?
Each student replies to instructor’s initial discussion question with a substantive post (minimum 250 words). Initial discussion board post must be posted Friday, September 27th @ 11:59 PM.