On Conservatism

Are Tariffs Good for America?

By Steve Byas ● The New American ● 03/12/2018


Are protective tariffs, designed to protect American industry from foreign competition, a good thing? For businesses and workers in the protected industries, they would no doubt answer in the affirmative….Of course, many — for whom “free trade” has become an idol almost more important than just about any other issue — argue that protective tariffs do more damage to the American economy than good.

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