Tariffs as a form of control in Trade Liberalization

I received this email from the Economist Intelligence Unit. I disagree with the expert. I believe that free trade is harmful and the consequences are more serious than most people think. I shall be writing more on this point later.

Here is the email from EIU.

After half a century of falling import tariffs, a profound shift is under way. Recent tit-for-tat hikes by the US, China and others mean that a return to the destructive broad-based tariff increases of the 1930s is a genuine possibility.

Critics of free trade are right to assert that trade liberalisation has had some negative consequences. But tariffs will not address these issues. Rather they will have diverse negative effects that will swamp any limited positive impact.

Commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as part of the ICC World Trade Agenda, an initiative in partnership with Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ‘ Aftershock: The pervasive effects of tariff hikes’ is a new report that examines ten areas where negative effects may be felt – from the environment to productivity to rent-seeking. You can view the report here.

https://pages.eiu.com/Feb18PublicPolicyAftershockAsiaMKT_Af…

I am a supporter of Free Trade and although there are ill effects but it is not as bad as Tariffs as a form of control. There are many ways to tweak Demand and Supply to increase or decrease the costs of a goods and service and increasing Tariffs is one of the worst ways to do it.

Contributed by Oogle.

Launch Your Freelance Writing Career by David Steel – WritersLife.org

So now that you’ve got your “Why?”, what’s next? Before
you can embark on your freelance journey, you have to
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Now you may be thinking, “Isn’t writing the service that I’m providing?”, and you would be right…to an extent. The
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Talk to you soon!

As always “Writers Stick Together,”  

David Steel – WritersLife.org

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The 6-figure Amazon FBA business by Benjamin Tan

It’s Jaz here.

Previously I attended a training by Enterprise Singapore…

On how to expand your brand overseas:

I learned a lot about how to expand your business to China…

And crucial market information for starting a business in China.

After I attended the training…

I went to have coffee with a friend.

And he told me this…

He said, “Jaz, you are already successful. Why still attend training? Why not just retire early?”

I smiled…

And explained to him that…

Actually I have some more goals that I want to achieve…

Before I retire for good.

Here’s the thing I believe all “successful” people have in common.

Successful people never stop

Once they have achieved their goal…

They will set another goal and keep moving forward…

With the new target that they want to achieve.

Once you have achieved your goals…

Set even higher one for yourself.

And to achieve these higher higher goals…

This is why successful people never stop learning.

Because they keep on chasing higher goals!

Speaking of goals…

If running a successful online business is one of your goals…

I’d highly suggest you start with Amazon business training by Benjamin.

I’ve witnessed Benjamin’s progress from…

Zero to one million dollars in sales in Amazon in just one year!

How did he do that?

Come to his training and you’ll find out.

Benjamin will share everything you need to know…

To build a 6-figure Amazon FBA business.

Just click on the button below to register:

It’s Jaz here.

Previously I attended a training by Enterprise Singapore…

On how to expand your brand overseas:

I learned a lot about how to expand your business to China…

And crucial market information for starting a business in China.

After I attended the training…

I went to have coffee with a friend.

And he told me this…

He said, “Jaz, you are already successful. Why still attend training? Why not just retire early?”

I smiled…

And explained to him that…

Actually I have some more goals that I want to achieve…

Before I retire for good.

Here’s the thing I believe all “successful” people have in common.

Successful people never stop

Once they have achieved their goal…

They will set another goal and keep moving forward…

With the new target that they want to achieve.

Once you have achieved your goals…

Set even higher one for yourself.

And to achieve these higher higher goals…

This is why successful people never stop learning.

Because they keep on chasing higher goals!

Speaking of goals…

If running a successful online business is one of your goals…

I’d highly suggest you start with Amazon business training by Benjamin.

I’ve witnessed Benjamin’s progress from…

Zero to one million dollars in sales in Amazon in just one year!

How did he do that?

Come to his training and you’ll find out.

Benjamin will share everything you need to know…

To build a 6-figure Amazon FBA business.

Just click on the button below to register:

http://workshopsg.com/eml/amazon/?tid=email-041018-thurs-amz-dean&s1=GR