Re: tariffs and the market...
I don't believe there was a mention of the trade deficits...what I'm talking about is the unfair trade practises, the theft of intellectual property. one sided tarifs so our peeps can't sell to other countries but they pump us full, and on and on like that. We've been getting raked over the coals by China and just about everyone else, but most egregiously by China, when it comes to those things. That is what I want stopped. Have wanted it stopped when it became apparent it was going on thirty years ago or more.
I've had more econ classes than an econ major...not really but I've had a lot. Of all the "disciplines" I have studied, I have the least respect for Econ profs. I used to tell them...any econ theory past supply and demand was pure conjecture. Econ is more an art than a science so I really don't care what your linked to prof has to say. Throw in that 90% of college profs are liberal and I especially could care less what a liberal prof had to say about economics or much of any topic.
So...you missed the boat on the conversation.