Four Myths about Trade

Robert D. Atkinson September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016

The content and tenor of debate in this presidential-election season has Washington’s pro-trade establishment in a panic, wondering what has happened to the previous consensus about the merits of global economic integration. But Rob Atkinson asks in National Review, what if it’s the experts who are wrong, not the voters? The truth is that if we are to have any hope of succeeding in the 21st-century global economy and turning popular sentiment away from protectionism, our leaders will have to offer up more than just the fig leaf of adjustment assistance or the false narrative that it’s technology’s fault.