Frances B. Smith

Politics & Policy

Nothing Sweet about It

“It’s an outrage!” That’s the usual cry of Washington politicians when they chastise the world outside their chambers for their profligate ways, which they then promise to “fix” by passing ...
Politics & Policy

Unraveling Cafta

The Bush administration is taking a risky tack to garner House support for the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). Debate on the House floor is imminent, yet the ...
Politics & Policy

Mercantilism Today

The U.S. and Australia, after intense negotiations over the past two weeks, announced on February 8 that they had reached an historic trade agreement. Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile, putting ...