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贸易战等于对穷人宣战

布拉格—美国总统特朗普的钢铁关税让贸易战更加接近现实。欧盟警告它“有的是反击办法,”而中国威胁“采取合理必要的应对措施”。

经济学家、政客和公众人物都表达了对以牙还牙式贸易壁垒的担忧。但对于潜在的破坏,怎么高估都不过分。自由贸易的新障碍不但把我们引向错误的方向;也威胁到改变全世界数十亿最贫困人群的生活、实现每年数万亿美元收益的机会。

合理地说,自由贸易确实有其成本。当今政治领导人所表达的许多情绪——其中很多与20世纪90年代的反贸易示威的根本原因异曲同工——反映了一个事实:每一份贸易协议都会令一些人失去工作,而其中一些失业者无法找到其他工作。

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