Press urges Bush to drop the steel tariffs

The reac­tion from the East Coast press, at least, seems to be fair­ly uni­form. Samuel­son in the “Wash­ing­ton Post”: is rep­re­sen­ta­tive bq. tar­iffs have prob­a­bly cost more jobs among steel users than they’ve saved among pro­duc­ers. Gary Huf­bauer and Ben Goodrich of the Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al Eco­nom­ics, a think tank, esti­mate that tar­iffs pre­served 3,500 steel jobs; by con­trast, they think that the tar­iffs might have cost steel users between 12,000 and 43,000 jobs

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