Breaking! China Changes "Free-Trade Policies" To "Not-So-Free-Trade…


China just announced two trade policy changes which'll have some serious impacts on like — every automaker. Although China's selling the new controls as a way to "cut production overcapacity" — the controls look more like a "cut Chinese automakers a slice of production." The requirements will force international… » 5/31/06 2:03pm 5/31/06 2:03pm

The Free Trade Boys Are Clucking: Repeal the Chicken Tax?

One of the many, little-known particulars of the automotive industry is a trade tariff economists call The Chicken Tax. Way back in the swinging '60s, Europe aimed to protect its chicken farms from the juggernaut that was the American poultry industry by tripling the tax on US-bred lunch-fowl. In response, we gave… » 2/24/06 12:16pm 2/24/06 12:16pm