Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trade Wars hurt more people than they help

Trade wars may seem appealing to politicians but could be a lose lose situation for the majority of people involved. Jim Rogers reveals his thoughts in a recent interview.

"I'm against trade wars. In the end, it causes a loss of trade for everybody. So for instance, the U.S. says we are going to put a tariff on steel and aluminum, so then the price of steel and aluminum goes up. There are a few thousand people who make steel and aluminum; they're going to have more prosperity. But to 300 million Americans who use steel and aluminum, if we buy a refrigerator or a lamp, the price for everything will go higher because now we have these tariffs. Yes, a few thousand people are better off. But 300 million people are worse off, plus all the other people all over the world too."