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Donald Trump, Economic Theory, and Trade Deficits

The desire to beat up on Donald Trump is understandable, but it is important to realize that not everything he says is wrong. For example, according to press accounts he adheres to the belief that the world is round. Anyhow, Greg Ip goes a bit over board in a Wall Street Journal piece where he argues that Trump's claim that a trade deficit can be reduced or eliminated with tariffs is wrong.
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