Will Taxing Imports Help?
The United States is currently experiencing the strongest economic recovery since the Korean War, with virtually no increase in the rate of inflation. Uncertainties associated with persistently large federal budget deficits, and with international payments imbalances, however, cloud the outlook for continued prosperity.
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