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"Cogent if overheated arguments, frequently disingenuous and/or politically impractical solutions. On this showing Lighthizer has a great future as an opinion columnist. But actually fixing the WTO will take more nuance and even-handedness.”
Today’s Trade Secrets. Some of Robert Lighthizer’s critiques of the WTO are reasonable if overheated, but his solutions are impractical and/or disingenuous. He’d make a great opinion columnist, but it will take more than this to achieve real reform. Me
take on Lighthizer’s ideas for the WTO. I wonder how Lighthizer’s preference for bilateral managed trade deals (see Brazil and steel in recent weeks, for example) fits with his vision of the future of the global trading system...