Sanders, Trump stoke fear and loathing in American trade politics

THE OREGONIAN

by Kimberly Clausing, the Thormund A. Miller and Walter Mintz Professor of Economics at Reed College focused on international trade, international finance, and public finance

Candidates on both ends of the political spectrum, the far-left Bernie Sanders and the extreme Donald Trump, have displayed skepticism and even outright hostility regarding the influence of foreign competition on the U.S. economy. Both Sanders and Trump have vowed to tear up existing trade agreements, table new international initiatives and make tougher deals with China.

While both candidates are responding to very real voter concerns regarding wage stagnation and income inequality, they are proposing destructive solutions that will cause more harm than good for Americans, including Oregon's workers and consumers.

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