bq. “… The ostensible U.S. position is an odd one. We accept the principle that trade in agricultural goods ought to be liberalized, and that this is a matter of justice as well as of efficiency. But we’re not willing to give any more than Europe and Japan are–and “Europe,” in this case, means “France.” Jacob Levy (a “Volokh(link to the Volokh weblog)”:http://www.volokh.com conspirator) has an article in the “New Republic(link to JLs article)”:http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=scholar&s=levy082003 in which he argues that it’s time for a dose of “unilateral” liberalism in US agricultural trade policy.
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