Professor Richard Sylla shares insights from the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 in an interview about the Trump administration's proposed tariffs
— April 20, 2018
Excerpt from CGTN -- "Sylla said the Trump administration’s focus on tariffs is about politics. Much of Donald Trump’s base consists of people who have been negatively impacted by globalization. But Sylla said retraining and social assistance programs are the solution – not tariffs. 'If we actually get into a trade war, despite what President Trump says nobody really wins a trade war,' said Sylla."