Featured at International Policy Digest, September 5, 2018
” In late June of 2016, Donald Trump’s campaign saw fit to hold its first major economic and trade speech in front of a pile of garbage. What flowed from the candidate’s mouth would have been, twenty years ago, widely derided by people on both sides of the aisle. But today, in the aftermath of billions of dollars of tariffs directed specifically at China, his words seem strangely relevant, a realization that should worry us all. Trump represents the line of thinking that has always been ascendant when past eras of globalization came to an end: that free trade in some way disadvantages businesses and workers in developed markets, and as such, barriers must be constructed.” More here.