Tariffs not only impose immense economic costs but also fail to achieve their primary policy aims and foster political dysfunction along the way. So says Scott Lincicome, an international trade attorney, Visiting Lecturer at Duke University, and Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute. Oh, and you can get the shirt here with all proceeds going to the Foundation for Economic Education.

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It’s the eternal cry of children, but does it apply to international trade? Scott Lincicome joins to explain why not. Jay and Mona then consider the Trump/Kim summit, the nationalists vs. globalists theme that’s making the rounds, and the pace of news in the Trump era.

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Scott Lincicome makes his long-awaited return to The Fifth Estate and he’s back to talk about trade, protectionism, and TPP — in the age of Donald Trump. The last time he joined us, Barack Obama was still President so now he brings new thoughts and perspectives to these issues.

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