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U.S. Trade Deficits Hit Record Highs In 2021

Robert E. Scott | Economic Policy Institute | 02/15/2022

The U.S. goods trade deficit reached a record $1.09 trillion in 2021—an increase of $168.7 billion (18.3%) from the 2020 trade deficit—according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. The broader…

A Quick and Dirty Lesson about the Trade Deficit

Daniel J. Ikenson | CATO Institute | 04/04/2020

The trade balance is calculated as the difference between the val...

The trade deficit is soaring under Trump — and that’s a good thing

Fareed Zakaria | Washington Post | 02/20/2020

President Trump’s most consistent case for hi...


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