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Good Riddance to a “Nothing-Burger” Trade Deal

As I noted in Trade Deal Follies: The U.S. Has Embraced the World’s Worst Negotiating Tactics (April 8, 2019), the trade deal was a Nothing-Burger for the U.S. Without any consequences for violating trade deals, China violates all trade deals, starting with the … Continue reading

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Trade Deal Follies: The U.S. Has Embraced the World’s Worst Negotiating Tactics

The world’s worst negotiating tactics, the equivalent of handing the other side a loaded gun while waving a squirt gun around, are: 1. Declare a de facto political deadline for a deal. Constantly tweet that a deal is imminent. This gives … Continue reading

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