How the Black and White Debate on Trade Hurts the United States

April 11, 2016

The debate on trade has been dominated by two polar opposite viewpoints that see trade as either a white knight capable of fixing all our woes, no matter the circumstances, or as an evil tyrant that strips people of their wealth. However, both laissez-faire policies and protectionism hurt American manufacturing. The focus on absolutes makes it almost impossible to seriously discuss or address loss of American manufacturing strength, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files