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Trade Wars: The Truth About Tariffs – Mike Maloney

Download Mike's best-selling book for free here: Join Mike Maloney as he examines the latest moves in the US/China trade war, and visits some compelling arguments from the Foundation for Economic Education. To quote their article by Mark J Perry: "It’s a scientifically and mathematically provable fact that all tariffs, at any time and in any country, will harm economic growth, eliminate net jobs, destroy prosperity, and lower the standard of living of the protectionist country because tariffs are guaranteed by the ironclad laws of economics to generate costs to consumers that outweigh the benefits to producers, i.e. tariffs will always impose deadweight losses on the protectionist country (see diagram below, and “An economic analysis of protectionism clearly shows that Trump’s tariffs would make us poorer, not greater“). That is, the reality that tariffs always inflict great economic damage and leave society worse off is not a debatable outcome, rather it’s a provable fact, like the law of gravity." Read the full article here: Thanks for sharing and clicking that 'Like' button. For those wondering why our videos don't appear in their subscription feed immediately – we release our clips to our free weekly email readers first, then later we publish to YouTube. Sometimes it's just hours, sometimes it's a couple of days later. This is to encourage people to join our free newsletter – because one day, we may not have YouTube to rely on. Join our free newsletter list by going to and entering your email address in the 'Get Market Alerts' box at the bottom of the page. As always, thank you for your support. M.

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37 Comments on Trade Wars: The Truth About Tariffs – Mike Maloney

    • +Leif C. yes. but the money velocity still slow in the state. because most of the American are highly in debt, also rest of the world still need the dollar, as long as the 9 air craft carrier still wander around the world, the dollar is still protected.

    • Sean O’Leary Chinese tariffs on US products existed before Trump started these recent tariffs. Chinese tariffs on US products started in 2006 I think, mostly on cars and tech so ignore these low-life name callers, you’re right.

    • which means there is no inflation. however, trump want to bring inflation to the whole world, he just send a message to the fed lower the rate😂. I think fed will lower the rate on Sep. gold might get a chance again

    • +Doug Graves every county have tariff to protect there own countries benefit. I would like to see Trump impose 100 percent on all Chinese goods too and china boycott all US service company in china. that’s the perfect scienoro for gold to move up to the moon. 😂

    • There is only a crime when someone got hurt. People are so brainwashed they don’t care being socio-economically wounded because of one simple reason: people don’t even notice how ill they are.

  1. I know this is a touchy subject, but I urge you to keep an open mind. Try debunking the formula in this video…best of luck to us all.

    • Trump is selected by God. Have faith. God knows what is best.
      Start studying the bible. Gold is not going to help you.

    • Mike, How much money do You have invested in “Made in China”. China steals our patents, our copyrights, and our privacy. And you are supporting it ???? The trash we import from China ??? Can we bring the pride of “Made in America” ??? We import 10 times the amount we export to china, let us level the playing field. Your wrong on this, just like the $5000 gold and the economic collapse you have been pushing…What’s your pay off ???? #NeverTrumper !!!!

    • Hi Mike, You are the best friend of Robert Kiyosaki and he is a good friend of Trump. I guess you have a good connection with Trump too.
      And what do you suggest the solution of ongoing conflict?

  2. This sounds like this::: “ It’s a monster at the other side of the sea, it’s gonna eat us all some day, but let’s not do war and destroy it because history and statistics say every war brings lost for both sides”. 😂

  3. Attempts by physicists to identify the relationship between the gravitational force and other known fundamental forces are not yet resolved.
    The laws of gravity are not provable in a quantitative way.

    I would say that with the US having the worlds largest economy in the long run returning manufacturing to the US would make it stronger.

    Almost all economies are far too leveraged anyway so the trade war makes no odds.

    • In other words Mike, “gravity” is a “theory” not a “law”. Thumbs up for Marcus, thumbs down for Mike…good video besides that major error..

    • Sure but if we return manufacturing we bring back pollution and lessen our dependence on China which makes war more likely. I agree that the US would be better off producing things again but it wouldn’t come without its own issues

      As for the leveraging, I keep wondering when the house of cards will fall

  4. Stacked, prepared and ready (I hope) thanks to your advice over the last several years Mike.

  5. China has been stealing our intellectual property for decades and we have been allowing it! Then we buy their knockoffs at cheaper rates. Then they restrict our imports . I dont understand how this is tolerable.

  6. Like the FED is a trusted source of information and your peace at any cost is continuation of slavery to the manipulators!

  7. They are out of weak countries to rob gold with dive bombers , actually not quite Venezuela looks good😋

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