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Heard on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

How Trump’s Trade and Tariff Policy is Affecting Michigan Industries

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The economy is still in the longest ever period of expansion, despite a volatile trade policy. What does that mean for farmers, auto and healthcare workers?

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President Donald Trump uses the strength of the US economy as a talking point to tout the strength and growth of the nation under his administration. In the most basic terms, he’s right. The country is still in its longest ever period of economic expansion. But there are also signs of uncertainty, caused partially by the president’s volatile trade and tariff policy . 

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Today, host Stephen Henderson examines the implications of the president’s approach on three key sectors of the nation’s economy: farming, autos and health care. To talk about these areas, three experts in their respective fields weigh in. 

Jim Hilker, professor and associate chairperson in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. 

Paul Eisenstein, publisher of the DetroitBureau.com

Marc Corriveau, vice president of government affairs with Henry Ford Health System


Click on the player above to hear Detroit Today‘s conversation on trade and tariffs.

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