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Dismissing Disagreement (15) Lawrence Summers

| Mar 11, 2022

“On April 25, 138 economists, including 13 Nobel Laureates, released a joint letter to the American people strongly supporting China’s accession to the WTO on the terms that we negotiated last fall. It has sometimes been remarked that asking five economists a question will generate ten different answers. On this issue there has been only one answer: that welcoming China into the global economic system is right for the American economy and for the global economy.”

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


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