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Afraid of China? Maybe You Should Be.

In late June of 2016, Donald Trump’s campaign saw fit to hold its first major economic and trade speech in front of a pile of garbage. What flowed from the candidate’s mouth would have been, twenty years ago, widely derided by people on both sides of the aisle. Now, it seems strangely relevant, a realization that should worry everyone. President Donald Trump represents the line of thinking that has always been ascendant when past eras of globalization came to an end: that free trade in some way disadvantages businesses and workers in developed markets, and as such, barriers must be constructed.