Whose Tariffs Are They? Trump’s or Tillerson’s

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This picture begs a thousand words. My favorite vista in all of Orange County sparkles here: Catalina in the background from Crystal Cove State Beach. We all hope that the at-risk states will be able to prevent drilling in this and other pristine ocean vistas around the country. Indeed, it didn’t occur to me until last week, when Donald Trump announced it, that the Florida coast is more beautiful than ours.

But, there’s more haze going on here than you see in this picture. Today all the newspapers announced Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese solar panels and South Korean washer/dryers. Yes, he was threatening to do that. What is interesting is the detail of the barriers he’s erected, a 30% price hike on imported solar panels. The […]

2018-04-18T20:59:32+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|trade|