Ugh no you still don't get it. For that reason I have re-created this thread, by introducing a new thread that discusses EXACTLY the concept of
"protectionism" versus free trade.
This thread should actually be closed down, it is 3 pages of fluff with little guidance.
The problem I'm having with you in my discussions is that you say ONE thing but believe you are saying another.
Tariffing any company will always have affect OTHER countries.
I don't know which company you're talking about but let's say...it's a steel processing company.
It gets its Iron ores from some african country and it gets its carbon products from another african country.
I use the african example because simply they have such small economies usually they are dependent entirely upon one company.
We tariff products produced by goods of those companies in other nations, to compensate this company reduces its native labor in those two african
nations, and increases foriegn workers to manage a growing "automated" method of extracting what they need.
This in turn causes both nations to explode into civil war and to control their resource rights this company hires mercenaries to fight and advise the
side that they want to see maintain control in the regions they are mining and clear-cutting (to produce charcoal and carbon by-products for steel
You may think maybe that's rather extreme, but it's not, the causes are different but I just described the Beglian-Congo civil war. It was fought
largely by Belgian corporations supporting a side to maintain their rights to minerals in that region.
You may think that tariffing our companies for sending jobs over-seas is a good thing.
But think of this, then when those jobs pull out of those countries to be free of the tariffs, America has its jobs, those countries are left
poverty-stricken and fall into revolutions.
The result can be terrorists, genocides, you name it.
And the fact you keep shrugging this off, and shrugging off Adam Smith's predictions in his book "The Wealth of Nations" shows that...you don't
really know what you're talking about.
As such again, I urge everyone to go here:
And ignore this thread which really has no credible discussion since it is completely in the dark about the issue.