People wearing masks and gloves queue at a Walmart checkout in Uniondale, New York. By one estimate, the trade war has cost the average family in the US about US$460 a year. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Donald Trump’s tariffs are costing Americans billions when they can least afford it, but he’s not backing down

  • As US unemployment spikes, lower tariffs would bring relief to consumers and companies bearing the brunt of the trade war amid the Covid-19-induced recession
  • Yet the Trump administration seems set on a course of destructive protectionism not seen since the 1930s
People wearing masks and gloves queue at a Walmart checkout in Uniondale, New York. By one estimate, the trade war has cost the average family in the US about US$460 a year. Photo: AFP
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