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Outside voices: U.S. trade, gone ‘missing?’

January 17, 2023 at 1:57 PM
“The debate on trade in the United States has veered sharply in the direction of protectionism and isolation,” writes Keith Rockwell, the former World Trade Organization official, in a foreboding essay that says the U.S.’ seeming “indifference to trade” has left allies “perplexed and incensed.” Rockwell, in an essay for the Hinrich Foundation , wonders about the “missing trade in trade policy,” saying “the deep skepticism on trade that was once the currency of anti-globalization activists or long protected corners...

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