Trends in Protectionism

Here’s a troubling paragraph from Chad Bown’s WSJ op-ed: The count of newly imposed protectionist policies like antidumping duties and other “safeguard” measures increased by 31% in the first half…

Free Trade Petition

Atlas Economic Research Foundation is circulating a petition in favor of free trade (HT Sasha Volokh).  The plan is to unveil the petition before the April 1 G20 meetings in…

International Antitrust Explosion in the FT

Financial Times (HT: Danny Sokol) highlights the problem of multi-jurisdictional antitrust enforcement, emphasizing the rise of India and China.  The article repeats the basic point, worth repeating, that international cooperation…