Mendoza School of Business

Commentary: With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?

Published: June 7, 2018 / Author: Joseph Holt

Business ethics professor Joseph Holt, who teaches in the Department of Management & Organization, wrote an opinion piece for the Chicago Tribune on the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Read the full piece here. 

We are increasingly “at odds and split asunder,” and there are powerful challenges we need the help of our closest allies to meet. We live in a sometimes dark and dangerous world where having “faithful friends” who have your back is critical to survival and to prosperity. Alienating or even losing those friends — unlike depending on steel and aluminum imports from friends who have never proven unreliable — constitutes a true threat to our national security.