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Opening America's Market: U.S. Foreign Trade Policy Since 1776

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Despite the passage of NAFTA and other recent free trade victories in the United States, former U.S. trade official Alfred Eckes warns that these developments have a dark side. Opening America's Market offers a bold critique of U.S. trade policies over the last sixty years, placing them within a historical perspective.

Eckes reconsiders trade policy issues and events from
Paperback, 424 pages
Published February 22nd 1999 by University of North Carolina Press (first published September 1995)
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Jamie Rodrigues
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
International trade is viewed through one’s own experience, whether that be as consumer, worker, the firm, the State, neighbouring countries, academic, investor, and so on. For this very reason, the creation of any trade policy is going to be fraught with controversy, producing winners and losers, even if on balance, the whole is made better off. Even attempting to define the winning and losing without getting lost in the political rhetoric (which comes in different levels of quality), is rarely ...more
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow, this book gives you the definitive account of how American Presidents under successive administrations traded away access to the US market in exchange for Cold War foreign policy objectives. In other words, they gave away American manufacturing jobs and got nothing economically in return. I gave the book 4 stars because I think it tells an important history that is relevant in this country now. Its not the most enteraining book to read and for the average reader (of which I include myself) ...more
Aug 27, 2009 rated it liked it
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Very interesting book. However, it's a bit whiny and one-sided. Eckes intended this to be a desktop reference of US trade policy history, but his analysis is clearly skewed, so it undermines one's ability to use this as an objective resource.
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