EPI News

EPI News 7/29/2016


Trump’s trade proposals fail to appropriately address currency manipulation

Donald Trump’s call for tariffs and better trade deals includes no real workable plan to end the currency manipulation that is fueling our rising trade deficit and devastating American manufacturing, argues EPI’s Robert Scott in a new policy memo. Even if Trump’s trade agenda were redesigned to help American workers, the benefits would be offset by the rest of his agenda—e.g., tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation—which is contrary to the interests of working people, Scott says.