Main content

Trade Wars: Passion v Logic

Are Donald Trump's threats to impose tariffs on Chinese imports rational? The classic game of "Prisoner's Dilemma" suggests not.

Are Donald Trump's threats to impose tariffs on Chinese imports rational? The classic game of Prisoner's Dilemma suggests not. Ed Butler speaks to trade economist Meredith Crowley of Cambridge University, plus the BBC's own in-house philosopher David Edmonds.

Plus, what is all that got to do with a surfeit of men on the famous dating app Tinder? The Canadian political scientist and former lonely-heart Titouan Chassagne explains.

(Photo: Boxing gloves with US and Chinese national flags imprinted on them punch one another; Credit: Zerbor/Getty Images)

Available now

18 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Apr 2018 07:32GMT

Broadcast

How the 2008 crash shaped our world

How the 2008 crash shaped our world

Stories from people involved in the crash and how its effects are still felt today

Business Daily Podcast

Business Daily Podcast

Download every programme.

Podcast