President Trump famously announced,
“Trade wars are good and easy to win.” Not surprisingly, his remark
created a firestorm of debate, with almost all economists and even many
Republican legislators and business people arguing that President Trump merely is wrong.
Economically and historically,
there is plenty of evidence to back up the critics (consider, for example, the
Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act on 1930). At the same time, there is some evidence that
Trump’s tough position is producing results: some
countries have, in fact, offered to negotiate trade concessions in return for
waivers on the recently imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum (Links to an
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short, the issue is complicated because it is not just economic, but also very
For this assignment, I would like you to write a letter
directly to President Trump. In your letter, you must explain why, despite some
seemingly positive results, that there are significant
tradeoffs that need to be carefully considered.
Your job is to give him a fuller picture of the issues.
MLA format, 2 pages, with reference page.