Trickery Wins Over Trade

Business leaders have dreams of conquering new markets, but they bridle as Newt Gingrich delays one of history's most ambitious acts of economic legislation

It is not often that Washington inspires American business leaders to rise from their seats and dream out loud about the economic frontiers that suits and pols can conquer together. But the prospect that Congress was coming closer last week to approving the new global trade treaty -- one of the most far-reaching acts of economic legislation in U.S. history -- had the chief economist for one of the nation's biggest food exporters talking the language of Manifest Destiny. "We're going to grow more grain. We're going to grow more beef. We're going to be slaughtering more hogs. We're going to...

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