The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller

Sugar tariffs are sweet for special interests, sour for the rest of us

Art Carden
Assistant Professor of Economics, Samford University

Last week, Florida Congressman Tom Rooney offered what he calls “a conservative case for sugar tariffs.” Whether it’s called conservative or liberal, Congressman Rooney’s argument is at odds with basic economics. Sugar tariffs are a sweet deal for special interests, but they’re a sour deal for the rest of us.