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Trade Policy and Election Promises: Does the Rhetoric Match the Facts?

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Terry Miller

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Politics (Elections and voting)

Keywords: Trade and foreign aid; miller; Trade; policy

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States


To be informed voters, we have to read between the lines, be aware of nuance, judge emotional intensity, and look at the candidates' records. Trade benefits society as a whole, and when our political candidates are saying something different, we need to listen carefully and cautiously. The changes they are promising could wind up costing us all dearly.