Donald Trump's latest tariff brinksmanship has ended more with a set of whimpers than with a bang, for which those of us who favor and participate in mutual gains from trade can breathe a sigh of relief, if only temporarily.
But what have we learned from this most recent round of applied mercantilism, and how does it overlap with the ongoing Deplatforming Wars, Tucker Carlson's crush on Elizabeth Warren, and the nationalist/classical-liberal spat on the right? Such are the topics on today's Editors' Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, featuring Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch. Along the way we also discuss reclaiming the word "liberal" (really!), Late Capitalism's learned helplessness, and the many prophecies of Neal Stephenson.
Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Relevant links from the show:
"Trump's Trade War Turns 1. Here's What We've Lost," by Eric Boehm
"Trump's Legal Authority to Impose Tariffs," by David Post
"Becoming the Libs to Own the Libertarians: Tucker Carlson Praises Elizabeth Warren," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"The New Theocrats Are Neither Conservative Nor Christian," by Stephanie Slade
"To Fight 'Extremism,' Journalists Are Praising Online Censorship," by Nick Gillespie
"White House Seeks Social Media Sob Stories from Conservative Snowflakes," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"No, the Government Shouldn't Break Up Facebook," by Nick Gillespie
"Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Break Up Big Tech Would Be Bad for America," by David Harsanyi
"If We Told You Neal Stephenson Invented Bitcoin, Would You Be Surprised?" by Peter Suderman