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World Trade Rivalry: Trade Equity and Competing Industrial Policies
World Trade Rivalry: Trade Equity and Competing Industrial Policies
By William A. Lovett
Lexington Books, 1987, 260 pp
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The text for the most part is a wide-ranging survey of world economic problems. The concluding chapter is an extensive bill of particulars for American economic policy on a number of different (though related) subjects intended to increase competitiveness. The author, a professor of law and international economics at Tulane University, calls for lots of action. Although he does not want the United States to increase trade barriers drastically, he says it should end its "unilateral trade openness to become more like Europe and Japan"-but he is not altogether-persuasive as to how this balance might be achieved.