Daniel W. Drezner

Up is down. Black is white. Night is Day. Communists are capitalists.

A prominent institution issued the following warning about the "Buy American" provisions in the stimulus package: History and economic theory show that in facing a financial crisis, trade protectionism is not a way out, but rather could become just the poison that worsens global economic hardships.   Name that institution: Cato Institute Peterson Institute for ...

A prominent institution issued the following warning about the "Buy American" provisions in the stimulus package:

History and economic theory show that in facing a financial crisis, trade protectionism is not a way out, but rather could become just the poison that worsens global economic hardships.

  Name that institution:

A prominent institution issued the following warning about the "Buy American" provisions in the stimulus package:

History and economic theory show that in facing a financial crisis, trade protectionism is not a way out, but rather could become just the poison that worsens global economic hardships.

  Name that institution:

  1. Cato Institute
  2. Peterson Institute for International Economics
  3. Group of Seven nations
  4. World Trade Organization
  5. Xinhua News Agency

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Admittedly, the title of this post gives the game away, but it nicely highlights one of the many oddities of the current crisis. 

 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He blogged regularly for Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2014. Twitter: @dandrezner

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