Behold the Makers of U.S. Trade Policy

by Don Boudreaux on July 27, 2018

in Balance of Payments, Trade, Video

So the United States has a Trade Representative who clearly is clueless about trade. Robert Lighthizer might well be a genius lawyer, a spectacular golfer, the world’s greatest father, a neighbor to die for, a ballroom dancer of unmatched grace, an unparalleled expert on baseball trivia, a pet owner second to none, whatever – but as someone who is supposed (according to the fairy tale) to help conduct U.S. government trade policy in a manner that enriches Americans, the man is an imbecile. His knowledge of trade is equivalent to a 9th-century witch-doctor’s knowledge of modern cardiology.

(I thank Bryan Riley for alerting me to this unintentionally hilarious video.)


Add a Comment    Share Share    Print    Email

Previous post:

Next post: