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The long history of blaming video games for mass violence

The long history of blaming video games for mass violence The long history of blaming video games for mass violence
Melinda Barton | 11 March, 2018, 12:38

Katainen cited tit-for-tat trade measures which have been blamed for deepening the Great Depression, and more recent experience.

The exemptions for Canada and Mexico, which are temporary, were also seen as being prompted part by the North American Free Trade Agreement talks, where US negotiations could use the prospect of making them permanent as a bargaining chip.

Henson said she had expected that defense, didn't buy it-they had to know kids would also get access to the games-but hoped the discussion was the first step toward media reform.

Lighthizer didn't comment publicly after the meetings.

"These tariffs will stimulate two things that Trump says he loathes: regulations and lobbying", said Bloomberg Intelligence trade-policy analyst Caitlin Webber. "It will all work out!"

Trump has complained about low-priced Chinese exports of steel and aluminum, but the latest move was likely to hit Japan and South Korea harder.

President Donald Trump met with leaders in the video game industry this week to discuss violence in video games and whether games could be having an influence on those who carry out mass shootings.

Grace Steel, UK Steel director, said: "Such tariffs would have a profound and detrimental impact on the UK steel sector, which exported some 350,000 tonnes of products to the USA in 2017, over seven per cent of its total exports". If they drop their horrific barriers & tariffs on USA products going in, we will likewise drop ours.

Nevertheless, "the biggest risk for German exports seems to come from the U.S. the risk for Germany is for real", he added.

But the president couldn't resist taking a jab at Cohn's strong opposition to Trump's plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Many are calling this the ultimate irony as Trump acts to protect steel jobs in the US with his sweeping tariffs he is killing off steel jobs at the same time, making some big winners and other big losers.

Japan's government has warned the measure could hurt its economic relations with the U.S. But ahead of Saturday's talks, Seko also cautioned that "falling to exchanges of unilateral measures will not be in the interest of any country", according to the Kyodo news agency.

"I have a feeling you'll be back".

With the UK angling for a free-trade deal with the United States after it leaves the European Union next year, Gareth Stace, the director of UK Steel, also despaired.

But as he announced the tariffs Thursday, Trump declared that "many of the countries that treat us the worst on trade and the military are our allies".

"If this action takes effect, it would inevitably deal a serious blow to South Korea's steel exports to the USA".

Steel pipes accounted for 57 percent of South Korean steel exports to the 2017, followed by steel plates with 32.2 percent, according to Seoul's trade ministry.

"The US measure baselessly includes EU producers, who will suffer significantly from the loss of one of its major export markets", Axel Eggert, the head of the European steelmakers lobby, Eurofer, said.

The EU has warned that it stands ready to slap "rebalancing" tariffs on about 2.8 billion euros ($3.4 billion) worth of US steel, agricultural and other products, like peanut butter, cranberries and orange juice.