The US steel and aluminum tariffs have had a drastic impact on the steel industry. With the government’s imposition of new tariffs they have affected the steel industry negatively. The US importers of steel will have to decide between buying products that will be affected by the tariffs, or buying products that will be unaffected. Many companies are already taking steps to protect their steel and aluminum businesses.
This is good news because it means that the new tariffs will be less restrictive than the ones implemented in 2012. We are already seeing signs that companies are taking steps to protect their steel and aluminum businesses. For example, General Electric has started the process of lowering steel tariffs on some of its own products by making them less expensive. In addition, the US government has granted the ability to purchase steel from allies and is allowing the import of steel from the EU.
We all know that the US steel industry is under attack since China and India have both been increasing their steel production to meet the US demand. The Trump administration has been trying for quite a while to get the tariffs lifted for US steel producers by appealing to the WTO, but every time they won. After all, the WTO is one of the two bodies that is supposed to negotiate and settle disputes between nations.
I love the word “influence” though the idea is a bit of a stretch. There are two types of “influence”: one is the kind that comes through hard work and/or talent, and also comes through force of will or political influence. The other type is that kind of influence that’s a function of the ability to get people to follow you. For example, you might be a great salesman and your work speaks for itself.
I think the WTO is the old “good man up front” model of influence, where when you influence people their first response would be to follow you, because they understand you. The new model is “good man up front” where the first reaction is to go and check the box, but if the person has the power to make things happen, they will follow you.
This is how things used to work in the old days. We had people that were powerful and influential, but they were not in power. We had one guy that was a great guy, but he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are a lot more people today who are in power than ever before. It’s a power structure that is different than the old days.
There’s a lot more going on in the world today in a lot of countries than the old days. Its a global power structure today that is more corrupt and more divided. We are seeing this in more ways than we were in the old days.
The problem is that while we had one person in power, they were not in a position of power. Many of these people are now in power. This is especially true in countries like the U.S. where there are many people who are in power today who are not in power in the old days. What is happening in the U.S. right now is that the power structure is being shifted in favor of those who have been in power in the old days.
This is partly because the old politicians’ power was based on a trust that the voters would continue to support them no matter how bad things got. The way things are going, that trust is gone.