June 7, 2018

ECONOMICS IS A SCIENCE, NOT AN IDEOLOGY:

White House Analysis Finds Tariffs Will Hurt Growth, as Officials Insist Otherwise (Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport, June 7, 2018, NY Times)

A White House economic analysis of President Trump's trade agenda has concluded that Mr. Trump's tariffs will hurt economic growth in the United States, according to several people familiar with the research.

The findings from the White House Council of Economic Advisers have been circulated only internally and not publicly released, as is often the case with the council's work, making the exact economic projections unknown. But the determination comes as top White House officials continue to insist publicly that Mr. Trump's trade approach will be "massively good for the U.S. economy."

Posted by at June 7, 2018 4:25 PM

  

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