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By Joshua M. Pearce
Michigan Technological University 

Trade wars will boost digital manufacturing – at consumers' own homes with personal 3D printers


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(THE CONVERSATION) The U.S. is in multiple international trade wars. After President Trump ordered higher taxes on some Chinese imports, the Chinese retaliated. The trade dispute now involves as much as US$200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods. Trump has also targeted the European Union, Canada and Mexico with tariffs. Most economists disagree with this approach, and nearly all predict the trade wars will raise prices for American consumers on a wide array of products.

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