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Why Tariff and Trade Disputes Are More than a Money Problem

Sep 21, 2018 - The New York Times

The Trump administration’s “America First” approach to tariffs and trade doesn’t merely involve financial issues: It raises questions central to war and peace.

That may sound hyperbolic. But two Yale law professors, Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro, make a persuasive case that the world could become a far more dangerous place if the Trump administration seriously disrupts the global consensus that has been in place for decades.

“Imperfect as it may be, the world operat...