WORLD TRADE: Tide v. Undertow

Ever since he first set foot on U.S. political soil, President Eisenhower has spoken firmly in favor of lowering the barriers of world trade. Last January the President said: "It is essential for the security of the U.S. and the rest of the free world that the U.S. take the leadership in promoting the achievement of high levels of trade." Only because of the outspoken White House advocacy did the 84th Congress, reluctantly and by the narrowest of margins, pass a liberalized foreign-trade bill this year.

Very little has been done since then...

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