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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