Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Public opinion, trace policy and surveys

Public opinion on international trade and trade agreements are generally not forthcoming or a priority. Trade negotiators sometimes give it more importance than what the public really perceive it to be.

An interesting piece on this by Scott Lincicome in the context of US trade policy and public opinion makes revealing reading. Titled "The Protectionist Moment that Wasn't" it explains public opinion in the US towards trade.

And the conclusion: a general lack of interest to trade policy issues!

Hat Tip: Cato website.

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