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    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    U.S. agriculture subsidies are again threatening American leadership on free trade. The Financial Times reports: Brazil is preparing to take action against the US over what it says are illegal subsidies and other trade barriers following the collapse of the Doha round of talks at the World Trade Organisation in … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Writing on agriculture’s role in the collapse of the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations, Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson summarizes the past 70 years of U.S. farm policy in the New York Times: Here at home Congress recently overrode President Bush’s veto to approve a $300 billion, … 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

    Morning Bell: Big Government Claims Two Victims

    Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who once threatened to resign if Congress stripped funding for the infamous Bridge to Nowhere, was indicted yesterday on seven felony counts for failing to disclose gifts from an Alaskan firm. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in Geneva, international talks aimed at ushering in a new era … 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

    The World Trade Organization released a report today titled Trade in a Globalizing World. From the Executive Summary: International trade is integral to the process of globalization. Over many years, governments in most countries have increasingly opened their economies to international trade, whether through the multilateral trading system, increased regional … More