- Douglas Holtz-Eakin: Trump reportedly mulling a 10% tariff on imports. That would clash with growth, raise consumer prices
- Trump team floats more promising idea for "border adjustment tax" that would incentivize firms to keep jobs at home
Douglas Holtz-Eakin is the president of the American Action Forum. He is a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and former chief economist of the President's Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. He was the top economic adviser to Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Comments from Donald Trump or his transition team tend to spur frenzied efforts to figure out the President-elect's policy intentions. So new rumors over his trade policies are hardly a surprise.