In this episode, after sharing some additional thoughts on Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and other goods, Yaron discusses two more of the Patreon Contributor topics submitted for February. With respect to the steel tariff, why is there so much discussion about steel imported from China, when China produces only a small fraction of the steel we import? Patreon topics: What evidence exists that Israel is an aggressor against the Palestinians, as the UN and others allege? Was the gold outflow that caused Nixon to close the “gold window” attributable to trade deficits? How would trade deficits affect the supply of gold if we were on a gold standard?

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