Talking out of both sides of your trading heart

Mitch Ratcliffe:

“If free trade is a principal, try sticking to it unless the actual impact of an import will be to lower the workplace safety and treatment of workers, not using trade restrictions to compensate for lack of competitive offerings by American companies. Be for the worker by helping to create new industries and do that by helping people learn new skills. … Invest in growing competitive advantages, don’t protect dying companies and their investors, who benefit far more than the workers from these restrictions.”