Opinion: The US's Feckless Trade Policy…

Mike Froman was confirmed last week as the new US Trade Representative and immediately said something he absolutely doesn't mean. After being sworn in by the Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Froman said: "Trade must promote economic growth, create jobs and strengthen the middle class. As USTR, I intend to use every tool to increase exports of Made-in-America goods and services, level the playing field for our people to compete and win in the global economy and fully enforce our trade rights, while also working to foster development through trade."

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