From a reader:
Why shouldn’t we support higher taxes on
Chinese food products to support a regulation
and inspection regime for these goods?
Why shouldn’t costs fall where they lie?
Why are we always taxing (i.e. penalizing) American
workers when we could be putting these penalties
on goods which carry with them great risks (health,
security, national interest).
If “free trade” is good for goods produced by foreign
workers, why isn’t it good for the labor of American workers
(i.e. why aren’t foreign goods taxed at the marginal rate
of the American worker (including S.S. and Medicare taxes).
I’m a free market supporters who just wants to know.
Your mind exercise puzzler for the day.