Talking to Walter Block About Trump, Trade, and Tariffs

For, I recently spoke with the eminent libertarian economist Walter Block, who is the author of “Defending the Undefendable” and “Water Capitalism.”

He recently published an op-ed in The New York Times, titled “Trump’s Fake Fix for a Bad Economic Policy.”

Here is an excerpt from my piece:

Work, not welfare. This is the message emanating from American farmers after President Donald Trump and his administration recently announced a $12 billion bailout package for agricultural producers. Industry leaders, public officials, and trade associations are encouraging the president to abandon his trade war and grant farmers access to foreign markets.

Legendary economist Walter Block agrees with this sentiment, writing in The New York Times that “using tax dollars to bailout farmers” will not strengthen the national economy. Block has joined the growing chorus of economists from all schools in opposing the White House’s protectionist policies, arguing that it will only hurt Americans and leave behind scores of victims.

Block, the author of Defending the Undefendable, spoke with Liberty Nation about his op-ed titled “Trump’s Fake Fix for a Bad Economic Policy,” tariffs, international trade, and the 2018 mid-term elections.

You can read more here.

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