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The Politics of Renegotiating NAFTA

We should be happy that Trump did not try to withdraw from NAFTA, but we should be uncomfortable with the way the NAFTA renegotiation took place, and also with some of the USMCA results. 

July 7, 2020
Commentary

WTO Signals National Security No Longer Trump Card in Trade Disputes

A new ruling by the World Trade Organization in a dispute between two Middle Eastern states has added further refutation of the view of the Trump Administration that the WTO cannot second‐​guess sovereign states when they restrict trade for what they claim are reasons of national security.

Newsweek
July 7, 2020
Commentary

Kill Two Birds with One Stone: Repeal Collective Bargaining

Public workers should be free to join voluntary associations of teachers, police officers, and other professional groups, as they do in North Carolina and Virginia. But collective bargaining creates rigid monopoly structures that are unneeded because public workers already enjoy strong civil service protections.

Washington Examiner