Are Steel Tariffs Necessary for National Defense? No!

Here are three essays, some of these authors really should have known better, that attempt to justify Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel based on national defense considerations. If we do not have an active domestic steel industry we will lose the next war, is their contention. https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-we-imposed-the-metal-tariffs-1520552794?shareToken=stf14868c580034c3091420468fec86186&reflink=article_email_share Lawrence Solomon: The real reason for Trump’s steel tariffs? He’s preparing for war There are several things wrong with this analysis. One, the next war, if it goes nuclear, will be over in about 5 minutes. We won’t need any new steel for it. We already have quite enough, thank you, even more … Continue reading Are Steel Tariffs Necessary for National Defense? No!