Some people think that the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is providing “welfare” to companies who would be “just fine without it.” Opponents argue that the bank only benefits major multinational companies.
Competition policy and trade policy have long been viewed to be complementary. Ideally, both unleash the power of competition in the marketplace to benefit consumers, not protect producers. In practice, however, promoting competition through antitrust enforcement is no simple matter.
Type "investment protection," or "investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)," into your search engine, and you’ll find misleading information abounds. There is a serious game of deception going on, and the same old isolationist critics are hoping you don’t notice the con they are trying to pull-off.
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