The Scaled Tariff: A Mechanism for Combating Mercantilism and Producing Balanced Trade

In this paper we first discuss whether or not the modern form of mercantilism that contributes to the trade deficit of the United States and other countries is a self-destructive and thus self-correcting strategy. We argue that it is not self-correcting. Then we discuss mechanisms that a trade deficit country could utilize in order to produce balanced trade. The mechanisms differ in six respects, with the Scaled Tariff excelling in each.


Issue Date:
2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/166344
Published in:
Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Volume 12, Number 2
Total Pages:
20




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