April 23


Trade and the election

With both the Republican and Democratic national conventions in the books, I thought it would be useful to look at the role trade played in each party’s three-night infomercials to the American electorate, and how trade is likely to figure into races on a local and national level in November.

Trade is a subject that is, admittedly, a little on the wonky side. We’re not likely to hear many pro- or anti-trade stem-winders on the stump in these final two months leading up to Election Day. But with the majority of voters citing jobs and the economy as their top issues this election, trade can’t help but figure into the subtext of candidates’ pitches to voters.

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