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Lovely speaks to BNN Bloomberg, Politico about Trump's use of tariffs

October 7, 2020

"Short-term fixes like tariffs don’t work," says Professor Mary Lovely. She claims that the large U.S. trade deficit is fundamentally driven by larger economic factors—like the fact Americans spend more than they save and have to borrow from abroad to finance the difference.

Faricy piece on the obstacle to reforming tax code published in New York Times

October 5, 2020

Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, argues that the main obstacle to reforming the tax code is not President Donald Trump, but rather the upper-middle-class American voter.

See related: Taxation, United States

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