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Doomed to Repeat It: The Long History of America’s Protectionist Failures

Scott Lincicome | CATO Institute | 08/22/2019

The recent rise in American economic nationalism has accompanied the view that past restrictions on foreign competition were successful in achieving stated policy objectives: decreased imports, increased jobs, industrial revival,…

Soybeans!

Brad W. Setser | Council on Foreign Relations | 02/25/2019

Soybeans! The United States’ number one or two export to China (depending a bit on the market...

The Ideal Free Trade Agreement

Dan Mitchell | International Liberty | 01/16/2019

I’m for free trade because I want more jobs and more prosperity for the United S...

Timeless Wisdom During A Trade War

Stephen Lamar, Executive Vice Present, American Apparel & Footwear Association | 08/01/2018

How do global value chains fare du...

On the Current State of the World Trading System

Alan Wolff | 04/04/2018

WASHINGTON, DC – April 4, 2018–My object today is to sort through the noise of the curren...

Mr. President, I Was Kidding! Please Ignore My Previous Advice.

Bill Lane | 07/11/2017

July 11, 2017 On November 11, 2016, right after your election, I wrote an o...

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