Jun 19, 2018

The view from the border

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The tariff threats flying back and forth between Washington and Beijing have had a certain symmetry. We tax $34 billion worth of Chinese imports, and they follow. We add $16 billion in other Chinese stuff, same. But last night, when…

The tariff threats flying back and forth between Washington and Beijing have had a certain symmetry. We tax $34 billion worth of Chinese imports, and they follow. We add $16 billion in other Chinese stuff, same. But last night, when the Trump administration said it’s exploring tariffs on a whopping $200 billion in goods, Beijing said fine, they’re gonna hit back in “quantitative and qualitative ways.” We’ll start today’s show trying to unpack what that means. Then, speaking of China: When Americans and Europeans were buying less, dozens of factories closed in China. Millions lost jobs … but an unexpected industry flourished. We’ll look at it as part of our series “Divided Decade.” Plus: We’ll talk with our reporter at the southwest border about what he’s seeing at businesses and courtrooms there. (06/19/2018)

Music from the episode

Dreams - 2004 Remaster Fleetwood Mac
Hate It Or Love It The Game, 50 Cent
John Doe Shade Sheist, DJ Quick, Hi-C, AMG, Swift
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes