21st-Century Economics: Understanding Tariffs and Trade Barriers, 1st Edition

  • Avery Elizabeth Hurt
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502646129
  • ISBN-13: 9781502646125
  • DDC: 382
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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A renegotiation of NAFTA and a trade war with China have kept tariffs and trade agreements in the news in the early twenty-first century. Tariffs, trade barriers, and the potential consequences of both are complex. This book presents a difficult subject in a straightforward and interesting manner. The use of historical and cultural tidbits, such as how the press ridiculed the embargo of 1870 by referring to it as "O grab me!" which is embargo spelled backward, will delight readers. They'll learn how South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union over tariffs in 1832, almost thirty years before it actually did secede. A discussion of the theory and history of tariffs and trade barriers puts the concept in context, while recent examples illuminate how they work in practice.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Economics and Trade.
1: Tariffs and Trade Barriers in the Real World.
2: Tariffs in History.
3: Tariffs and Trade Wars: A Dangerous Spiral.
4: The United States Starts a Modern Trade War.
5: Economists Have Their Say.
Further Information.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.