Marco Navarro-Génie: No One Wins a Trade War
The Canadian foreign minister has threatened retaliation if the Trump administration imposes a tariff on imports from the north. Meanwhile, Trump has said he will cancel NAFTA unless there is a significant renegotiation of the treaty. Add the budding wall with Mexico, and a disruptive trade war looms.
Our specialist is the president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the go-to think tank in the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Marco Navarro-Génie fled Nicaragua in his youth and rose up the ranks of academia, before jumping ship and finding his home in policy research. He is the author of Augusto “César” Sandino: Messiah of Light and Truth, president of the Civitas Society, and a director of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.
- "Freeland Talks Tough on Trade with Trump Team," by Adrian Morrow and Robert Fife in the Globe and Mail.
- "Trade Deals that Work for All Americans," by the White House.
- NAFTAnow.org: North American Free Trade Agreement.
- "The Persistence of Peronism" in Argentina, Economist.
Fergus Hodgson (@FergHodgson) is an economic consultant and Gold Newsletter's roving editor.