Is it time for WTO 2.0?

Richard Bald­win, whose writ­ing I like and whose schol­ar­ship I respect, thinks so. But I dis­agree for rea­sons I spell out (after sum­ma­riz­ing RB’s argu­m...

WTO Whimpers

This weekend’s WTO Min­is­te­r­i­al meet­ing in Gene­va was unable to agree on how to keep goods and ser­vices mar­kets open to trade and com­pe­ti­tion. That’s...

Black calls the kettle Rupert

It is dif­fi­cult to think of any­one less like­ly to offer an objec­tive assess­ment. Con­rad Black on why Rupert Mur­doch is a “great bad man”. “Although his ...

De Lacy on the Carbon Tax

“Kei­th De Lacy, chair­man of takeover tar­get Macarthur Coal, said yes­ter­day the absence of a viable alter­na­tive to coal to fuel Asia’s eco­nom­ic growth w...

Flying bind

Qantas—the air­line that will soon call Sin­ga­pore home (?)—says con­sumers will foot the entire bill for the un-com­pen­sat­ed tax on avi­a­tion fuel. The air...