Trade Off Revisited: Stories of tariffs, trade and globalization
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Who’s gained from open borders and who's lost? Who are tariffs designed to protect, and have they worked? We look at stories of work, reward and American attitudes toward the rest of the world.
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Alexander Hamilton was one of the country's original protectionists.
The Smoot-Hawley story you never learned in high school history class.
Government programs are meant to help those workers get new jobs. But reinvention is hard.
People in emerging economies reap benefits from an interconnected world, but their gains can stoke resentment in developed nations.