Friday, May 13, 2016

Dani Rodrik — Fairness and Free Trade

Dani Rodrik doesn't mention Trump, but Trump is out front regarding this. Rodrik summarizes the issues.

Project Syndicate
Fairness and Free Trade
Dani Rodrik | Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

1 comment:

Ryan Harris said...

The orthodoxy at least is acknowledging a problem. But even the anti-dumping measures that Rodrik says are basically effective are a joke. An example: Tariffs are imposed on Steel from China. Everyone is familiar with Chinese steel subsidies... state owned enterprises that have never generated a profit, have unlimited lines of credit, no pollution controls, employees that go months without pay etc... But the US allows import of Steel marked as being manufactured in countries that don't have any steel plants. Even countries that do have steel plants, tag their steel Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Mexico... wherever and voila! No tariffs. See no evil, hear no evil.