Should public policy favor producers at the expense of consumers? A few days ago, I was involved in a short Twitter conversion with Greg Autry that touched on this subject. Professor Autry is the co-author, with Peter Navarro, of Death by China (2011). (A recent article of mine in Regulation says more about this book.) I had mentioned that tariffs hurt the consumers of the country in which they are imposed. The essence of Autry’s response was: You also continue the Keynesian...