Trump’s new trade advisor doesn’t understand trade

The U.S. president-elect has created a new advisory body, the National Trade Council, and has nominated as its head Prof. Peter Navarro of UC-Irvine. If you want Navarro’s views on trade (especially that with our #3 partner, China), check his movie, which seems to have done for Trump what Elle Woods’ video did for her application to Harvard Law – only weirder and less entertaining. Noah Smith has a nice, clear and accessible lesson for Navarro from International Trade 101 on BloombergView, here.


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