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Opinion: Tariffs vs. a free press

From The New York Daily News: 

When Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter,” he was not yet President.

His point, about the virtue of a free press and the vice of crony capitalism, remains valid. The tension between the media and government helps, at least in theory, to keep everyone honest.

Now a trade dispute with Canada — launched by a single paper mill owned by New York-based venture capitalists — threatens to damage the whole system.

Read the entire article at http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-trumps-tariffs-vs-good-government-20180621-story.html

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