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    America Needs More than Rhetoric and Piecemeal Trade Measures for Economic Growth

    The President’s recognition in last night’s Fox News interview that exports play an important role in bolstering U.S. economic performance was welcome, but missed at least half of the trade story. Imports benefit America, too, through lower prices to consumers and manufacturers that raise incomes and boost productivity and competitiveness. … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    This week’s collapse of the Doha Round of World Trade Organization talks was a historic defeat for free trade and will unfortunately probably have negative effects around the world for years to come. The Wall Street Journal reports today: The failure of the talks isn’t likely to have big effects … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Fearing that the latest round of World Trade Organization negotiations are on the verge of collapse, the New York Times looks at what failure could mean for the world: Locking in lower farm subsidies would encourage direly needed agricultural investment in Africa and in poor nations that are struggling with … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Over at Reason Online, Bjorn Lomborg is inviting readers to rank which policy options they believe would people around the world the most. One of the 10 policy areas Lomborg covers is free trade, where one policy option he considers is completion of the Doha Development Round of trade talks: … More