Week 10 Discussion Princples Of Econ

Trade and Tariffs

There is often talk in the news recently about increasing tariffs on some imports. Watch the video (Incidence of a Tariff) to prepare for this week’s discussion.

Reply to these questions in your post:

  • When the United States puts tariffs on imports, who do you think ultimately pays these tariffs? Is it the foreign companies selling here, American consumers, or both? Explain your answer.
  • Is it good or bad for American consumers when the United States puts tariffs on imports?

Discuss globalization with your peers:

  • Reply to a classmate and discuss his or her explanation of who will ultimately pay these tariffs.