Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reports on the efforts of U.S. textile producers and their henchmen in Congress to protect Americans from the risks of more-open trade with Haitians. The report’s title is "Haiti’s Trade Push Hits New Political Head Wind." It’s subtitled ""Lawmakers Look Askance At Effort to Ease Tariff Rule Amid Globalization Concern."
I wish that the WSJ’s headline writers had written a more descriptive subtitle for this report, such as "Officeholders Look
Askance At Effort to Strip An Influential Special-Interest Group of
Monopoly Protection Amid Concerns that Failure to Do So Will Jeopardize
Their Political Careers."